If there ever was a game that the Lions could pull an upset off and stop this 19 game losing streak, it’s right here.
Don’t get me wrong, the Vikings are substantially better than us. But to me it comes down to one player: Adrian Peterson. Farve may be getting all of the attention, but let’s face it: They weren’t winning that game last week without AP putting up 180 yards on the ground.
Here’s the thing that scares me: The Saints put a 120+ on the ground via a guy they picked up on waivers. We gave up 500+ yards. That’s (1) Florida vs. Idaho Tech kind of numbers. Unreal really in todays NFL, a league of parity (except us…and maybe the Browns).
Stopping AP and forcing Brett to make plays is the only way to chip away at this team. Let the guy that’s all time leading in interceptions do his thing. If our corners could catch it. If our line could generate an ounce of pressure (it can’t). If our aging linebackers could…
let’s cut the crap.
Adrian Peterson is going to go 200+ on the ground on us. I don’t see us running the ball, the Vikes have a wicked D-line and beyond killing our ability to run, it’s going to have Stafford running at full speed right after every snap. This is going to be a brutal home opener.
I don’t see any scenario where we’re coming away with this one and the schedule gets uglier down the next 6 weeks or so.
Minnesota 38, Detroit 20
At least you have the Tigers to root for…