This week the Vikings find themselves in a weird place, not only 0-2 but a home underdog to the Detroit Lions. I would love to know when the last time that ever happened. It would have to be the Barry Sanders era or earlier.
The Vikings find themselves in nearly a must win situation, which makes this game even more intriguing. While dominating the first half in both games, the Vikings have been outscored 41-3.
Look for this game to be close at half, and the Vikings again try to hang out. The way Stafford is playing, look for Detroit to take a lead in the 3rd quarter and never look back. The key is a special teams touchdown or defensive touchdown for the Vikings.
Prediction: Lions 31-Vikings 21.
Our take: Lions -3.5 for 2 units