The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings are set for an important NFC North game to start the 2013 season. The Lions look to put their disappointing 2012 season behind them while the Vikings look to prove their run to the playoffs wasn’t a fluke. Here is a rundown of all the important information for this week one matchup.
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions – 1:00 PM ET
Ford Field – Detroit, MI
TV: Fox (Brennaman, Billick, Okmin)
Radio: 97.1 FM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Live Stream: NFL Live
Favorite: Lions by 4
Game Time Weather: Indoors
When we last met: November 11, 2012
The Lions looked to have corrected many of the issues that plagued them early in the 2012 season having three of the last four entering their second meeting with the Vikings. However they couldn’t keep it going, falling behind early and allowing Adrian Peterson to go off for 171 yards. The loss was the first of what would become eight straight to close out the season.
Out: Kevin Williams (knee)
Probable: McLeod Bethel-Thompson (illness), Sharrif Floyd (knee), Phil Loadholt (knee), Cordarrelle Patterson (back), Mistral Raymond (shoulder), Letroy Guion (finger), Harrison Smith (back), Chris Cook (groin), Larry Dean (shoulder), Erin Henderson (heel)