The Lions dramatically upgraded their linebackers with talent and speed. That, coupled with an outstanding front four, will help them control Adrian Peterson and keep feeding the ball back to QB Matthew Stafford and a passing attack that could overwhelm the Vikings secondary. Stafford (seven TD passes in two games) isn’t afraid to attack safeties deep. Lions 24, Vikings 21
Hanson, 41, is the club’s all-time scoring leader with 1,911 points after he grabbed the baton from Eddie Murray in 1992. Detroit has had two kickers since 1980. The Vikings have employed 12 since Hanson entered the league.
The Pioneer Press checked in with the omnipresent Hanson this week as the undefeated Lions prepared to play the Vikings on Sunday at the Metrodome.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.