Vikings vs. Lions: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Time and Predictions

Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) catches a pass in drills before the game with the Tennessee Titans at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Week 1 of the NFL season and everyone has the same record. The Detroit Lions have a clean slate and will get a chance to knock off the Minnesota Vikings. This NFC matchup has a couple of the greatest playmakers in the game today.

Where: Ford Field

When:  September 8, 2013,  1:00 PM ET

Watch: FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind

Vikings Player to Watch: Adrian Peterson

Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson had one of the greatest seasons that a running back has ever seen last year and he will be looking to do better this time around. Let’s see what kind of magic he can pull in the first game back. He did some remarkable things on the ground last season without much of a passing attack.

Lions Player to Watch: Calvin Johnson

Jul 27, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (23) defends a pass to wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Johnson had an amazing season himself last year. He broke Jerry Rice’s record for receiving yards. He is the best receiver in the game. Just throw the ball anywhere in his direction and something good will happen.

 

Prediction

Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings are one of the few teams in the league that still run the football dominantly. They just give the ball to Adrian Peterson and watch what he does with it. When you have Adrian Peterson, why would you want to do anything else?

Vikings 28, Lions 20.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings

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