Last week the Lions lost 24-14 to the Bears. They moved the ball well on Chicago but kept stalling in the red zone. Detroit’s first three possessions got inside the Bears 20-yard line, but it came away with no points after being stopped on fourth down once and fumbling the ball away twice.
That loss comes on the heels of a heartbreaking defeat to the Ravens in Week 3. Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker hit an NFL record 66-yard field goal to beat the Lions in the last second to deal Detroit the loss.
The Vikings will look to keep Detroit winless and pick up their second win, as they sit just 1-3 on the year. Minnesota lost its opener to the Bengals, missed a last-second field goal to lose to Arizona and were inept on offense in its loss to the Browns last week.
Detroit Lions (0-4) vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-3)
When: 1 p.m., Sunday.
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis.
TV: Fox (Channel 2 in Detroit).
Radio: WJR-AM (760).
Line: Vikings by 10.
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WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT:Vikings RB Dalvin Cook inactive; T.J. Hockenson, Penei Sewell to play for Lions
Game notes: From one rival to another, the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings duke it out Sunday in a battle between two teams looking to avoid further punishment in the NFC North basement. The Vikings have won seven straight over the Lions with the last win going in Detroit’s favor back in Week 4 of the 2017 season.
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