Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings

It’s an NFC North matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings for Week 3. Both these teams are effectively playing catch-up in this division, chasing after the Green Bay Packers for a division title. If you bet on NFL games, which one do you think will get the better odds in this game?

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Lions vs Vikings Highlights

The Detroit Lions have been a struggling franchise for far too long. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, and Barry Sanders can all claim to have improved the atmosphere in the Motor City; those days seem too long ago and the playoffs a distant dream. Head Coach Dan Campbell has tried to change all that. With a culture shift to one of fire, fight, and kneecap-biting, Campbell is hoping they are no longer the NFC North’s whipping boys. A matchup against the Vikings will be a perfect early-season litmus test for this team.

Some might say the Vikings did not have a particularly flashy off-season, with the side enjoying some rare stability. They are still riding with Kirk Cousins under center, and the offense still has some of the best weapons in the league in the form of Thielen, Jefferson, and Cook. The big changes came in the form of a new coach and a new general manager: can Kevin O’Connell and Kwesi Odofo-Mensah break what feels like a funk for the Vikes and challenge the Pack for the division title?

The Vikings have the lead in the head-to-head between these two with 79-40-2, but suffered a narrow loss last December, falling to the Lions 29-27. How will the NFL betting odds see this one go? While the Lions have cause for optimism and seems like a fun and fiery team this year, the Vikings still have the better talent and are a more playoff-ready team. We recommend backing the Vikings to win this one and take care of business at home.

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