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NFL Week 7 expert picks: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

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Here’s who we’re taking on Sunday.

NFL: DEC 23 Vikings at Lions Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Detroit Lions are riding a two-game losing streak. The Minnesota Vikings are riding a two-game winning streak.

But neither team has yet to notch a division win. The Vikings have already dropped games to the Packers and Bears. A loss on Sunday would mean they’ve been swept by the NFC North before Halloween. That’s a scary outlook for a team that’s actually looking pretty good at 4-2 right now.

The Lions beat loss to the Packers on Monday and now have to face a surging Vikings team on a short week. For the fifth straight game, the Lions are considered underdogs. Detroit, interestingly enough, has beaten the spread in the previous four games, but they’ve only been the outright winner in two of those four.

So what does our staff think about the Lions’ chances this week? Take a look at our Week 7 expert picks.

Alex Reno (3-2): 31-20 Lions
Justin Simon (3-2): 20-17 Vikings
Mike Payton (3-2): Lions win
Hamza Baccouche (3-2): 32-23 Lions
Mansur Shaheen (3-2): 16-10 Lions
Ryan Mathews (3-2): 27-17 Lions
Kellie Rowe (2-2): 24-20 Lions
Levi Blue (2-3): 23-17 Lions
Jeremy Reisman (2-3): 27-13 Vikings
John Whiticar (2-3): 27-23 Vikings
Kyle Yost (2-3): 23-21 Vikings
Jerry Mallory (1-3): N/A
Andrew Kato (0-4): 20-16 Lions
Chris Perfett (0-5): 23-18 Lions

Now it’s time for you to make your picks. Vote for the winner in the poll below, and in the comment section, give your score prediction. Closest comment to the final score will win the On Paper challenge and get a photoshopped picture made in their honor.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Lions
    (358 votes)
  • 28%
    Vikings
    (141 votes)
499 votes total Vote Now