• @ALaabs • 2d

    Ah yes, the old public perception play. I was on the Jets last week when just about everyone took Dallas. This seems like the same situation. People saw Minnesota and Diggs( who I called a blowup game for) light up a horrible secondary. Cousins is now on the road facing a way better defense that has to be fuming after having some questionable officiating last week and desperately needs this win to stay in the NFC North race. We are getting aided by heavy public backing as this line has moved all the way to plus 2.5 in some places. I will be buying the half and locking in the +3 as Cousins struggles and the LIons win outright

    My Pick: Detroit +2
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    • @YouTube • 5d

      • Detroit is going to come out hungry after blown calls blew a Win for them on Monday Night. They have the most contested passes thrown this season and Justin Coleman turning into a star. Put him next to Darius Slay and I like the Lions to keep the public on their toes when it comes to trusting Kirk Cousins who threw down Phillies throats BUT with Philly down it's top 2 corners. I like a low scoring game here too, even in the dome. Both defenses keep the ball in front of them.

        My Pick: Detroit & Under 45.5
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        • @SBNation • 2d
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          Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings preview, breakdown, and prediction: On Paper - Pride Of DetroitOur statistical breakdown, preview and prediction for Week 7. https://www.prideofdetroit.com/2019/10/18/20919500/detroit-lions-minnesota-vikings-preview-prediction-on-paper-week-7-breakdown

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          • @Covers • 2d
             Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions on 2019-10-20 added by Covers

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            (53% consensus). The Detroit Lions let a key divisional win slip away last week, but they get another shot when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Both teams are trying to keep pace with NFC North-leading Green Bay... http://bit.ly/2iJsWfr

          • @OddsShark • 2d
             Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions on 2019-10-20 added by OddsShark

            Betting Prediction for Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions on October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM ET

            Free Betting Prediction: Minnesota will Win , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .

            The Minnesota Vikings are 8-1 SU and ATS in their last nine games played in the early afternoon. The Vikings hope to continue this trend of success this Sunday on the road when they take on the Detroit Lions in an NFC North showdown. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2B0z6kv

          • @Vikings • 2d

            Fansided: Minnesota Vikings Week 7 Injury Report: Linebacker out vs. Lions

            The NFC North is a tough place to be. No team in the division has a losing record and the Minnesota Vikings have yet to get a win against one of the three other teams that make up the division. That can change on Sunday when the Vikings head to Detroit to play the Lions.

            Detroit has been competitive against all the best teams in the league. Both their losses have been by a slim margin and both have come at the hands of teams mentioned as Super Bowl favorites. With some more victories, it is possible Minnesota can join the ranks of those elite teams.

            The NFC North is a tough place to be. No team in the division has a losing record and the Minnesota Vikings have yet to get a win against one of the three other teams that make up the division. That can change on Sunday when the Vikings head to Detroit to play the Lions.

            Detroit has been competitive against all the best teams in the league. Both their losses have been by a slim margin and both have come at the hands of teams mentioned as Super Bowl favorites. With some more victories, it is possible Minnesota can join the ranks of those elite teams.

          • @Lions • 2d
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            The Detroit News: Five things to watch: Vikings at Lions

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            After an infuriating loss to the Packers on Monday night, the Lions had no time to stew with a good Vikings coming to town for a "must-win" game. Justin Rogers, The Detroit News

            When strong arguments could be made that your team should be 5-0 or 0-5, it's probably a bizarre season.

            So, all bad calls and solid losses considered, along with gifted missed field goals and opponents' injuries, somehow finding a way to be exactly .500 after five games sounds about right.

            The Lions have the look of a team playing slightly better than their record, with that record still slightly outpacing our expectations.

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            After an infuriating loss to the Packers on Monday night, the Lions had no time to stew with a good Vikings coming to town for a "must-win" game. Justin Rogers, The Detroit News

            When strong arguments could be made that your team should be 5-0 or 0-5, it's probably a bizarre season.

            So, all bad calls and solid losses considered, along with gifted missed field goals and opponents' injuries, somehow finding a way to be exactly .500 after five games sounds about right.

            The Lions have the look of a team playing slightly better than their record, with that record still slightly outpacing our expectations.

          • @Vikings • 3d

            Fansided: 5 Minnesota Vikings players to watch in Week 7 vs. Detroit Lions

            The Minnesota Vikings are on a two-game winning streak and should be feeling pretty good about themselves. They now will hop on a plane and fly over to Detroit to take on the division-rival Lions. This is a big game for the Purple as they are currently 0-2 in the NFC North and really can't afford to drop another divisional game.

            The Lions are last in the division with a 2-2-1 record. Both of their losses came down to a play or two and they could just as easily be 5-0. This will be a tough test for the Vikings as the Lions are an aggressive team that will be fired up after the way they lost in Green Bay last Monday night.

            The Minnesota Vikings are on a two-game winning streak and should be feeling pretty good about themselves. They now will hop on a plane and fly over to Detroit to take on the division-rival Lions. This is a big game for the Purple as they are currently 0-2 in the NFC North and really can't afford to drop another divisional game.

            The Lions are last in the division with a 2-2-1 record. Both of their losses came down to a play or two and they could just as easily be 5-0. This will be a tough test for the Vikings as the Lions are an aggressive team that will be fired up after the way they lost in Green Bay last Monday night.

          • @Vikings • 3d

            Star Tribune: Vikings pretty healthy going to Detroit

            Knock on wood if you must, but the Vikings head to Detroit as healthy as any team possibly could wish for in Week 7 of an NFL season.

            Outside linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion) was the only player listed as out on Friday's injury report. And while Gedeon is a starter, he's a base linebacker whose 63 snaps in four games represent only 15.5 % of the 407 defensive snaps this season.

            Meanwhile, the only other player given a game status designation is Kentrell Brothers (questionable). Brothers, a leader on special teams, has been battling a hamstring injury.

            Knock on wood if you must, but the Vikings head to Detroit as healthy as any team possibly could wish for in Week 7 of an NFL season.

            Outside linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion) was the only player listed as out on Friday's injury report. And while Gedeon is a starter, he's a base linebacker whose 63 snaps in four games represent only 15.5 % of the 407 defensive snaps this season.

            Meanwhile, the only other player given a game status designation is Kentrell Brothers (questionable). Brothers, a leader on special teams, has been battling a hamstring injury.

          • @Lions • 3d

            Fansided: Lions vs. Vikings Final Injury Report: 5 listed as questionable

            The Detroit Lions will head back to Ford Field this Sunday after a controversial 23-22 loss to a division opponent, the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, on Monday Night Football. In Week Seven, the divisional matchups continue, this time against the Minnesota Vikings.

            The 4-2 Vikings currently sit second in the NFC North standings behind the 5-1 Packers. The 3-2 Chicago Bears are third with the 2-2-1 Lions bringing up the rear in the toughest and most competitive division in the NFL.

            With the standings being so tight, this is a pivotal matchup for Detroit.

            The Detroit Lions will head back to Ford Field this Sunday after a controversial 23-22 loss to a division opponent, the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, on Monday Night Football. In Week Seven, the divisional matchups continue, this time against the Minnesota Vikings.

            The 4-2 Vikings currently sit second in the NFC North standings behind the 5-1 Packers. The 3-2 Chicago Bears are third with the 2-2-1 Lions bringing up the rear in the toughest and most competitive division in the NFL.

            With the standings being so tight, this is a pivotal matchup for Detroit.

          • @Lions • 3d
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            The Detroit News: Lions rule out two, list five as questionable for game with Vikings

            Allen Park -- As expected, the Detroit Lions ruled out defensive tackle Mike Daniels and rookie cornerback Amani Oruwariye for Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings after both players missed the full week of practice.

            Additionally, the team listed five players as questionable for the contest.

            Corneraback Darius Slay, safety Quandre Diggs, defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand, offensive tackle Rick Wagner and fullback Nick Bawden make up that second group.

            Slay and Diggs are both dealing with lingering hamstring issues. Slay was able to play Monday night against the Packers, while Diggs sat out the primetime showdown.

            Allen Park -- As expected, the Detroit Lions ruled out defensive tackle Mike Daniels and rookie cornerback Amani Oruwariye for Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings after both players missed the full week of practice.

            Additionally, the team listed five players as questionable for the contest.

            Corneraback Darius Slay, safety Quandre Diggs, defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand, offensive tackle Rick Wagner and fullback Nick Bawden make up that second group.

            Slay and Diggs are both dealing with lingering hamstring issues. Slay was able to play Monday night against the Packers, while Diggs sat out the primetime showdown.

          • @Lions • 4d
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            Pride Of Detroit: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings preview, prediction: On Paper

            The Detroit Lions need to get the bad taste out of their mouth after Monday's unfortunate loss. Lucky for them, they get to turn the page quickly with a short week. Unlucky for them, they're facing a surging Minnesota Vikings team that is arguably even better than the Green Bay Packers.

            In fact, the Vikings have the highest DVOA of any team remaining on their schedule. They're currently ranked fourth overall, and the balance on the team is incredible. All four phases of the team rank in the top 10, and even more amazing is their offense (fifth) is actually ranked higher than their infamous defense (sixth).

            The Detroit Lions need to get the bad taste out of their mouth after Monday's unfortunate loss. Lucky for them, they get to turn the page quickly with a short week. Unlucky for them, they're facing a surging Minnesota Vikings team that is arguably even better than the Green Bay Packers.

            In fact, the Vikings have the highest DVOA of any team remaining on their schedule. They're currently ranked fourth overall, and the balance on the team is incredible. All four phases of the team rank in the top 10, and even more amazing is their offense (fifth) is actually ranked higher than their infamous defense (sixth).

          • @Vikings • 4d

            Star Tribune: Vikings tackle Riley Reiff expected to play against the Lions on Sunday

            Ahead of his third return to Detroit, Vikings left tackle Riley Reiff is expected to play after returning to practice Thursday, according to coach Mike Zimmer.

            Reiff, the former Lions tackle drafted in 2012's first round, was sidelined Wednesday because of an ankle injury suffered against the Eagles. Reiff will make his 15th straight start for the Vikings. He was officially listed as limited after taking his place next to left guard Pat Elflein at the start of Thursday's practice.

            With guard Josh Kline (foot) practicing for a second consecutive day, the Vikings offensive line should be intact Sunday for the fourth game.

            Ahead of his third return to Detroit, Vikings left tackle Riley Reiff is expected to play after returning to practice Thursday, according to coach Mike Zimmer.

            Reiff, the former Lions tackle drafted in 2012's first round, was sidelined Wednesday because of an ankle injury suffered against the Eagles. Reiff will make his 15th straight start for the Vikings. He was officially listed as limited after taking his place next to left guard Pat Elflein at the start of Thursday's practice.

            With guard Josh Kline (foot) practicing for a second consecutive day, the Vikings offensive line should be intact Sunday for the fourth game.

          • @Vikings • 4d

            Star Tribune: Vikings expect Lions to try clamping down on Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen

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            Detroit's Matt Patricia favors aggressive man-to-man coverage on the two star wide receivers. Diggs says he relishes the challenge.

            Playing at home against an Eagles defense he's consistently handled during his career, Kirk Cousins looked as comfortable last Sunday as he has in his year-and-a-half as the Vikings' quarterback. He unfurled deep shots to Stefon Diggs and connected with Adam Thielen in the middle of the Eagles' zones, posting his second four-touchdown game as the Vikings' quarterback against a team set up to shut down Dalvin Cook.

            A third consecutive victory for the Vikings on Sunday, and a third consecutive 300-yard passing game for the quarterback, will in all likelihood require Cousins and company to master a different set of challenges.

            Vikings

            Detroit's Matt Patricia favors aggressive man-to-man coverage on the two star wide receivers. Diggs says he relishes the challenge.

            Playing at home against an Eagles defense he's consistently handled during his career, Kirk Cousins looked as comfortable last Sunday as he has in his year-and-a-half as the Vikings' quarterback. He unfurled deep shots to Stefon Diggs and connected with Adam Thielen in the middle of the Eagles' zones, posting his second four-touchdown game as the Vikings' quarterback against a team set up to shut down Dalvin Cook.

            A third consecutive victory for the Vikings on Sunday, and a third consecutive 300-yard passing game for the quarterback, will in all likelihood require Cousins and company to master a different set of challenges.

          • @Vikings • 5d
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            Daily Norseman: Vikings at Lions Week 7 Preview: Ref-erendum

            [Scene: a meeting room at NFL headquarters, Park Avenue, New York. Commissioner ROGER GOODELL sits at the head of an expensive boardroom table. To his right sits AL RIVERON, Senior Vice President of Officiating. To his left sits DeMAURICE SMITH, NFLPA Executive Director. Various lackeys scurry about in the background answering phones and bringing files to the leadership at the table.]

            GOODELL: Gentlemen, I have brought you here today to discuss one of the biggest issues surrounding our great game today.

            SMITH: Concussions? Trying to expand to a 17-game schedule in the next CBA while claiming player safety is paramount?

            [Scene: a meeting room at NFL headquarters, Park Avenue, New York. Commissioner ROGER GOODELL sits at the head of an expensive boardroom table. To his right sits AL RIVERON, Senior Vice President of Officiating. To his left sits DeMAURICE SMITH, NFLPA Executive Director. Various lackeys scurry about in the background answering phones and bringing files to the leadership at the table.]

            GOODELL: Gentlemen, I have brought you here today to discuss one of the biggest issues surrounding our great game today.

            SMITH: Concussions? Trying to expand to a 17-game schedule in the next CBA while claiming player safety is paramount?

          • @Lions • 5d
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            Detroit Free Press: Kirk Cousins started Minnesota Vikings' surge with an apology; Detroit Lions loom

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            Packers 23, Lions 22: Who's to blame for excruciating loss? What's next? Recorded Oct. 14, 2019 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dave Birkett and Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press

            They were in the middle of dysfunction junction two weeks ago, with one wide receiver griping about his touches, another hinting he wanted out of town, and their $84 million quarterback at the center of it all, struggling to complete passes to the right team.

            But wins against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles have changed everything, and when the Minnesota Vikings come to town to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday, they'll do so looking like a legitimate NFC North contender again.

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            Packers 23, Lions 22: Who's to blame for excruciating loss? What's next? Recorded Oct. 14, 2019 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dave Birkett and Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press

            They were in the middle of dysfunction junction two weeks ago, with one wide receiver griping about his touches, another hinting he wanted out of town, and their $84 million quarterback at the center of it all, struggling to complete passes to the right team.

            But wins against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles have changed everything, and when the Minnesota Vikings come to town to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday, they'll do so looking like a legitimate NFC North contender again.

          • @Lions • 5d
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            Pride Of Detroit: Detroit Lions Week 7 scouting report: The Minnesota Vikings are sneaky good

            Just two weeks ago, it looked like the Minnesota Vikings were on the verge of collapsing. After losing to the Chicago Bears, the Vikings were just 2-2 and were 0-2 in the division. Their wide receiver was making vague threats about demanding a trade, their highly-paid quarterback was being labeled as a horrible financial decision, and they were firmly in last place in the NFC North.

            Flash forward two weeks and the Vikings are a game out of first place in the division. Their offense looks as potent as ever. Their "struggling" quarterback is in the top 10 of every major quarterback statistic.

            Just two weeks ago, it looked like the Minnesota Vikings were on the verge of collapsing. After losing to the Chicago Bears, the Vikings were just 2-2 and were 0-2 in the division. Their wide receiver was making vague threats about demanding a trade, their highly-paid quarterback was being labeled as a horrible financial decision, and they were firmly in last place in the NFC North.

            Flash forward two weeks and the Vikings are a game out of first place in the division. Their offense looks as potent as ever. Their "struggling" quarterback is in the top 10 of every major quarterback statistic.

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