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Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings first half open thread

The Lions’ second divisional game is their biggest to date.

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

After an exhausting week of shocking trades, coaches getting mad at reporters, and some minor locker room drama, we’re finally going to watch some football on Sunday. No more talking. No more debate. Just football. I think we could all use a little bit of that again.

Hopefully that means the Detroit Lions will come out a little stronger than last week. After taking a 7-0 lead over the Seahawks just a week ago, Seattle scored 28 unanswered and the Lions looked overmatched in every phase of the game.

This week, Detroit desperately needs a divisional win not just to stay in the hunt for the NFC North crown, but to boost morale after the team traded away a key member of their offense, Golden Tate.

There are a lot of skeptics in Detroit right now and for good reason. Detroit has looked outclassed in more than half of their games tomorrow, and no one is quite sure how they’ll compensate for the loss of Tate.

The Vikings, on the other hand, are starting to gain a little bit of confidence. Though they’re coming off a humbling at the hands of the New Orleans Saints, they’ve still won three of their last four and appear to be more like the Vikings team that made the NFC Championship Game last year.

Will the Lions remain undefeated both in the NFC North and at U.S. Bank Stadium? Or will the current trends of both teams continue? Come chat with us as we find out during the first half of the Lions’ Week 9 game.

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