Vikings Gameday: Showdown in Detroit Today
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) will be fighting for their playoff lives today against the Detroit Lions (5-9) at Ford Field in the Motor City.
With Washington's loss yesterday at Tennessee, the Vikings can clinch a wildcard playoff spot today with a win over the Lions, and a Philadelphia loss to Houston.
NFC North Standings
- Chicago Bears (10-4) *clinched division
- Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1)
- Green Bay Packers (5-8-1)
- Detroit Lions (5-9)
When the two teams met back in Week 9 in Minneapolis, the Vikings sacked Detroit QB Matthew Stafford a team record tying ten times. The Vikes sacked Miam's QB Ryan Tannehill nine times last week.
Minnesota linebacker Eric Kendricks is out for today's game with a hamstring injury.
The Vikes are 6 point favorites today.
The game is set to kickoff at 12:00 pm CT. (TV: FOX, RADIO: 1240 AM WJON.)