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
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
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.
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.