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NFL Week 12: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings first half open thread

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Chat with us while you prepare for your Thanksgiving dinner. This is an important one.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve reached Week 12 of the regular season and this is easily the Detroit Lions’ biggest matchup of the year, facing off against their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings, sitting two games back behind them for the division lead.

The Lions have won three straight over the Vikings, including a road win against them this year, yet they still aren’t the favorite at home. Vegas has this game as a “pick ‘em,” meaning it couldn’t get more even than this. The Vikings look much better now than the first time they matched up, and the Lions have had to squeak out some close victories over some mediocre opponents.

But, this is Thanksgiving, and the Lions have played notoriously well when giving thanks over the past several years. Can the Lions win a big one at home where they’ve struggled this year? Will Golden Tate flash his derrière in the face of an opponent when he has the opportunity?

Come chat with us for this epic divisional bout between the Lions and Vikings.