The NFC North table will finally be set. After three weeks of ups-and-downs for each of the four contenders in the division, Week 4 will prove revealing for the black and blue division.
Already, we’ve seen that any hopes for the Chicago Bears to have a surprise season were completely unfounded. A beat-up Green Bay Packers team thoroughly squashed those dreams on Thursday night in an ugly, wet massacre.
Now it’s time for the Detroit Lions or Minnesota Vikings to make a similar statement on Sunday afternoon. Both teams are heading into the game 2-1 and hoping they will be the Packers’ biggest competition in the division this year.
Detroit is coming off one of the most heartbreaking losses in recent memory, coming up just inches short of upsetting the defending NFC champions.
They’ll have to shake off the loss quickly, as the Vikings are riding high. Last week, Minnesota handled the Buccaneers and did it with third-string quarterback Case Keenum. This week, it’ll be Keenum again, as Mike Zimmer has already declared Sam Bradford out.
Detroit was able to sweep the Vikings last year, but both games were highly competitive. This year’s matchup promises to be more of the same.
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game.
Lions vs. Vikings gameday info:
Game time: 1 p.m ET on Sunday, October 1, 2017
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, MN
TV channel: FOX
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager
Week 4 TV coverage map: Click here
Online streaming: NFL Sunday Ticket; Catch live audio and post-game replays on NFL Game Pass
Local radio: Find your affiliate (Dan Miller, Jim Brandstatter)
Odds: Viking by 1.5
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