The Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions collided on Thanksgiving last year, and the Lions walked away victorious. The roles are reversed with year, with Minnesota in the driver’s seat in the NFC North while Detroit may need to win the division to make the postseason. Their Thanksgiving showdown, which you can watch at 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox (live stream), will go a long way toward deciding how much drama we can expect in December.
Minnesota (8-2) is coming off a huge 24-7 victory against the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, extending its winning streak to six games. The Vikings, led by a reinvigorated Case Keenum, have the fifth-ranked offense.
Detroit (6-4) defeated the Chicago Bears, an NFC North rival, 27-24, in Week 11. The Lions are on a three-game winning streak, and they already defeated Minnesota earlier this season. A win against Minnesota on Thanksgiving would put Detroit one game away from the division lead (due to having the tiebreaker edge over Minnesota).
Time, TV channel, and streaming info
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Ford Field, Detroit
- TV: Fox Sports
- Streaming: Fox Sports, FuboTV
- Odds: Minnesota is favored by 3 points
Vikings vs. Lions prediction
Indeed, the Lions already beat the Vikings this season. But Minnesota is an entirely different team right now, and it will easily beat Detroit. Five of our eight experts agreed in their Week 12 picks, choosing Minnesota.