Detroit has a lot to play for this week. With the 2-10 Vikings in town, the Lions are in desperate need of a victory in order to gain separation in the race for an NFC wild card spot. Now they get to face Minnesota in the friendly confines of Ford Field. SB Nation's odds partner Oddsshark has already installed the Lions as a strong double digit favorite in advance of Sunday:
The Vikings have been a toothless underdog in recent years and they have been patsies against divisional foes. Small wonder the Lions are big favorites on the Week 14 NFL odds menu.
Detroit has already beaten the Vikings once this season in Minneapolis, but they have to overcome discipline issues that have plagued them in recent weeks. This will be the second game that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will miss due to a suspension, and other players such as Titus Young could see discipline from within the team for this week's game.