With the season playing out on the back-end of the halfway point, time is starting to fade for the Lions’ chances towards anything meaningful. Fan confidence is at an abysmal spot, even though the Lions sit above plenty of other pitiful teams in the NFL. Wins don’t do much to separate misery though, especially where this Lions regime is concerned. As if things couldn’t get worse, the Lions have had something of a kerfuffle break out with COVID-19.
Mercifully, the Minnesota Vikings have had a likewise lackluster season. At 2-5, the Vikings have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL, failing to follow up on their defensive juggernaut identity of seasons past. Nevertheless, Dalvin Cook remains a potent threat against the Lions and a true test of their run defense. On the other side, the Lions offense does have a chance against a flailing defense, but they’ve struggled in weeks past.
Something’s got to give at the bottom of the NFC North. The Lions are just hoping they can avoid sticking the landing at the bottom rungs—and most Lions fans are just hoping that Matthew Stafford will play (almost likely but fingers crossed all the same).
How to watch Lions-Vikings
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, MN
Week 9 TV Map: Courtesy of 506 Sports here
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green
Online streaming: Yahoo Sports app, CBS All Access
Local radio: WJR-AM NEWS TALK 760
Radio announcers: Dan Miller, Lomas Brown
Odds: Minnesota -4, 52.5 o/u