The Minnesota Vikings (1-3) will look to return to the winning column this afternoon in Minneapolis when they face the Detroit Lions (0-4) at US Bank Stadium in Week 5 of the NFL season.
After starting the 2021-22 season with road losses in Cincinnati and Arizona, the Vikings finally found the winning column in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks, before losing 14-7 to the Cleveland Browns last Sunday at US Bank Stadium.
The winless Lions just lost 24-14 to the Bears last week in Chicago.
The Vikings have faced the Lions 119 times and Minnesota lead the all-time series with a 78-39-2 record. The Vikings have won the last seven encounters, including a 37-35 victory the last time the two teams met on Jan. 3 in Detroit.
The Vikings will be deprived of the services of wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (toe) and defensive tackle Michael Pierce (elbow) who are both “absent” for today’s game. Running back Dalvin Cook (ankle) is listed by the team as “questionable”.
For the Lions, linebacker Trey Flowers, tight end TJ Hockenson, attacking tackle Penei Sewell, running back D’Andre Swift, running back Jamaal Williams and defensive end Michale Brockers are all listed as “questionable. “.
And this from Vikings.com …
The Vikings are looking to bounce back from another close this season. Minnesota’s three losses total 11 points, including last week’s 14-7 loss to Cleveland. The Vikings are the only team in the NFL with three single point losses this season. Detroit, meanwhile, has a loss pair by a possession or less.
NFC North Ranking
- Green Bay (3-1) at Cincinnati today
- Chicago Bear (2-2) in Las Vegas today
- Minnesota Vikings (1-3) against Detroit today
- Detroit Lions (0-4) in Minnesota today
The Vikings are 10-point favorites against the Lions today.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 12 p.m. CT. (TV: FOX, RADIO: 1240 AM and 95.3 FM WJON.)
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