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Discussion: Who do you want to see have a big game in Week 16 against the Vikings?

The Lions kick off their final three games of the regular season with a Week 16 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Who needs a big performance at U.S. Bank Stadium?

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At 10-4, the Detroit Lions are hitting the road for the first of their final three games, heading west to face off with the Minnesota Vikings.

Since losing starting quarterback Kirk Cousins earlier in the season, Minnesota’s play has been a mixed bag. They had that stretch of games earlier when nobody could stop talking about quarterback Josh Dobbs, only to bench Dobbs during their 3-0 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Turning to Nick Mullen at quarterback has made the Vikings’ offense more palatable, but it is their defense that makes this team tick. Defensive coordinator Brian Flores is creative with how he dials up blitzes, and their defense as a whole has really gelled as of late.

Throw in the fact that this is a divisional game and it will be played in one of the louder atmospheres in the NFL, and this will likely prove to be a tricky test for the Lions. Their big time players will need to step up if they are wanting to clinch the NFC North before getting on their flight back to Detroit.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Who do you want to see have a big game in Week 16 against the Vikings?

My Answer: I need a big Aidan Hutchinson game. However, Minnesota’s offensive line is no slouch. Left tackle Christian Darrisaw is one of the best tackles in the game right now, but Nick Mullen is a young and inexperienced quarterback.

Win your one-on-ones, apply quick pressure, force a few takeaways, and I think the Lions should be well on their way to wrapping up their first division title since 1993.

What about you? Who do you think needs to step up against the Vikings? Let us know in the comments by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

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