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Lions vs. Vikings preview podcast: Can Detroit stop Minnesota’s offense?

The Vikings have a ton of talented skill position players. Can the Lions counter with anything?

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Last week, the Detroit Lions made the struggling Chicago Bears offense looked competent. In fact, rookie quarterback Justin Fields looked so good against the Lions’ leaky secondary that Bears head coach Matt Nagy finally gave in and announced Fields will be the team’s starting quarterback going forward, despite Nagy’s insistence that the job was Andy Dalton’s.

Unfortunately for the Lions, things only get a lot tougher this week.

The Minnesota Vikings are up next and they’ve got a load of offensive weapons that, on paper, should give the Lions fits this week. While Detroit is still figuring out who exactly they want to play at cornerback, the Vikings sport one of the best wide receiver duos in the league in Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. The Vikings may be vulnerable on the offensive line, but we said that same about the Bears last week, and Detroit will be without Romeo Okwara for the rest of the year.

So is there any hope for Detroit this week? Can their offense move the ball, even with a patchwork offensive line? Or should we call it a day and prepare for 0-5?

To help answer these questions, we chatted with the wonderful Arif Hasan from The Athletic, who is the guy to talk about for all things Vikings football.

Check out the episode below:

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