2012 Records: Minnesota 10-6, Detroit 4-12
Kick-off: 1 p.m. EST
Spread: Detroit -5
Last meeting: Minnesota 34, Detroit 24 (2012)
Passing: The Vikings averaged 172 yards per game while Detroit was putting up 308 per game.
Rushing: Minnesota was averaging 165 yards per outing while the Lions averaged 101 yards per contest.
Passing yards against per game: The Vikings averaged 244 yards against per outing while Detroit averaged 223 yards against per game.
Rushing yards against per game: Minnesota averaged 106 yards against per game; meanwhile the Lions averaged 118 yards against per outing.
(Above stats from 2012 regular season)
Thoughts: The Vikings are coming off a playoff berth last season while Detroit managed to win only four games. I like the Lions to win this game but feel like it could come down to a field goal, this give me Minnesota with the points as well as the over.
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