2019 NFL – Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions taking place? Sunday 20th October, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions taking place? Ford Field, Detroit

What is the expected weather for Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions? 17c in partly cloudy skies

What television channel is Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Minnesota Vikings 27-9 Detroit Lions

THE TEAM NEWS

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

  • Minnesota continued to air the ball and it paid off for a second successive game as WR Stefon Diggs scored three TDs against Philadelphia as the Vikings had great joy against the Eagles' secondary.
  • The Vikings lost T Riley Reiff to an ankle injury against the Eagles and he will be assessed in the run up to this Week 7 game but despite sitting out Wednesday’s practice, he returned in a limited capacity on Thursday which suggests he could be fit enough to suit up.
  • LB Ben Gedeon was the only player to miss Thursday’s practice because of the concussion that saw him miss the game with the Eagles but the Vikings look in good health at this stage of the season.

DETROIT LIONS

  • Detroit could not hold on to a nine-point advantage in the fourth quarter as they fell to defeat against NFC North rivals Green Bay but will feel aggrieved at some controversial decisions that helped the Packers move the ball down the field.
  • The Lions were without S Quandre Diggs for Monday night's contest but he has a chance of overcoming his hamstring injury in Week 7 after logging two limited practices at the start of the week.
  • DT Mike Daniels continues to be sidelined with a foot problem whilst CB Amani Oruwariye also looks to be a doubt with the knee injury that ruled him out of the game with the Packers last week.

THE PREDICTION

Detroit again showed they can compete with the best teams in the NFL but lacked that extra quality to hold on to a fourth quarter lead as they slipped to 2-2-1, although they were on the end of some contentious calls. The Lions now host another NFC North rival as Minnesota arrive on the back of a great performance and the Vikings can just edge this one but it would not be a surprise if the Lions returned to winning ways.

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