Turkey Day Showdown: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

Turkey Day Showdown: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

In the National Football League – a pair of NFC North teams will get together, as the Detroit Lions host the Minnesota Vikings. These are the best two teams in the division, and both teams are in a fight for the postseason out of the NFC. The Minnesota Vikings are 8-2 on the season and have won 6 straight games. Minnesota is coming off a great win at home over the Los Angeles Rams.

The Detroit Lions have won three straight games, including a road win at the Chicago Bears. The Lions have not been real strong at home this season though, with a 2-3 record. At 6-4, the Lions are tied with Atlanta and Seattle for the final wildcard spot in the NFC. The Minnesota Vikings are -3 at MyBookie in this National Football League affair on Thanksgiving Day.

Stafford Looking to Lead Another Win

The Detroit Lions have played in all sorts of close games this season. The Lions lost to the Atlant aFalcons by 4, the Carolina Panthers by 3, and the Pittsburgh Steelers by 5. The Lions have wins by a touchdown over the Vikings and the Bears by a field goal. The Lions beat the Vikings in Minnesota earlier this season 14-7. Detroit has scored 271 points and allowed 234.

The Lions are led by quarterback Matthew Stafford. The quarterback has thrown for more than 2,760 yards on the season and 19 touchdowns. The Lions top receiver has been Golden Tate with more than 690 yards and 3 touchdowns. Detroit ranks 6th in the league with more than 255 passing yards, but just 28th in rushing yards.

Vikings Looking to Stay Hot

The Minnesota Vikings have wins over the Bears, Packers, Ravens, Browns, Redskins and Rams since their loss to the Lions last time. The Vikings scored 20 points or more in all of those games, and allowed opponent to score 20+ just once. The Vikings have scored 241 points on the season, and allowed just 172.

Case Keenum has done a great job filling in as the starting quarterback for Minnesota. Keenum has thrown for more than 2,100 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has done a great job finding Adam Thielen, who is just 84 yards away from 1,000 on the season. The Vikings are 11th with 250 passing yards per game, and 8th with 123.3 yards per game on the ground.

Lions Top Vikings On Thanksgiving

The Detroit Lions are a team that plays on Thanksgiving Day every year. Matthew Stafford knows how to handle the Turkey Day pressure. Now, he goes up against a solid Vikings defense in a huge game. This should be an interesting National Football League game between two talented teams. Look for Stafford and the Lions to score points against the Minnesota defense. In the end – betting the Detroit Lions +3 over the Minnesota Vikings is the way to go in this game. Bet on the Detroit Lions +3 at MyBookie.