The Detroit Lions are looking to get back in the win column on Sunday, after dropping two straight games to the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints. The Lions will play the Packers again this year and are eyeing a potential game against the Saints in the postseason. But they won't be making the postseason if they don't get back in the win column sooner rather than later. On Sunday, they'll take on the Minnesota Vikings, and that is perhaps the best-case scenario at this point.
They're division rivals that always play hard, and a divisional win is always a huge boost of confidence and morale. More than that, they're division rivals who are struggling mightily right now, so the Lions should be favored heading into this one. Minnesota is coming off a loss to the Denver Broncos, in which Tim Tebow led another late comeback to steal the game away.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 11, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
TV Schedule: FOX (TV Distribution Map)
TV Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM)