The Vikings have just avoid a five-game losing streak while the Lions have been strong lately. Both teams need this game to solidify their grip for division title.
The Minnesota Vikings take on the Detroit Lions in one of the NFL games on Thursday, start time at 12:30 PM ET, at Ford Field, Detroit, Minnesota.
The Minnesota Vikings (6-4) are coming from a 30-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. Sam Bradford completed 20 of 28 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Jerick McKinnon rushed for 44 yards in 16 carries while Matt Asiata added 20 yards and a touchdown in five attempts. In the receiving end, Adam Thielen posted 65 yards and a touchdown in five catches while Cordarrelle Patterson added 53 yards in four catches.
Offensively, the Vikings are averaging 20.5 points and 293.8 total yards (223.8 in passing and 70.0 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Vikings are yielding 17.6 points and 306.9 total yards (206.1 in passing and 100.8 in rushing) per game against the opponents.
The Detroit Lions (6-4) are coming from a bye after dominating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 26-19, in Week 11. Matthew Stafford completed 24 of 33 passes for 278 yards to lead the Lions. On the ground, Theo Reddick rushed for 13 yards in four carries while Dwayne Washington added six yards in 13 runs. In the receiving end, Eric Ebron posted 70 yards in three receptions while Reddick added 70 yards in eight catches.
Offensively, the Lions are averaging 23.1 points and 331.7 total yards (252.2 in passing and 79.5 in rushing) per game. Defensively, the Lions are yielding 22.5 points and 358.2 yards (253.6 in passing and 104.6 in rushing) per game against the opposing teams.
Vikings vs Lions game schedule info:
Date: November 24, 2016
Start Time: 12:30 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Odds and Point Spread: -2.5 Lions, 43.0 O/U