Week Four pits the Detroit Lions versus their divisional foes, the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. Here’s what you’ll need to know to watch the game.
After suffering a horrible, last second defeat at the hands of both the Atlanta Falcons and NFL referees, the 2-1 Detroit Lions will head to the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium, home of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, to face their NFC North divisional rivals, the 2-1 Minnesota Vikings.
And the Lions will have to do so with several of their players on the mend. On their final injury report released on Friday, Detroit listed a whopping eight players either questionable or ruled out for this contest.
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Those players already ruled out for this game include guard Zac Kerin and running back Dwayne Washington. Some of the bigger names that are questionable for this contest against the Vikings include rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis, center Travis Swanson and safety Tavon Wilson.
For the Vikings, starting quarterback Sam Bradford has already been ruled out for the game as he continues to struggle with a knee injury. Case Keenum is slated to start in Bradford’s place versus the Lions.
What You Need To Know
Game: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kickoff Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET), 12:00 p.m. (CT), 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman
Weather Forecast: Showers, Temperatures – High of 65°F, Low of 57°F, with a 60% chance of rain and winds out of the SSE at 17 mph. (Source: weather.com)
Injury Report: Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings