The NFC North is up for grabs in Week 12. Let’s highlight the key players in the Thanksgiving Day game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions hold the smallest of leads over the Minnesota Vikings at the top of the NFC North. The only thing separating them to this point is a November 6 victory for the Lions over the Vikings. After the week 12 match-up between the two teams, the NFC North playoff picture will be a lot more clear.
The Lions are coming off a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 11. For the 10th time this season, Detroit was losing in the 4th quarter. Just like they’ve done 5 other times this season, they came back to get the victory.
The Vikings are coming off a victory over the Arizona Cardinals in week 11. This win ended a 4-game losing streak for the team that was the last to have a loss in the NFL. Minnesota can’t afford many more losses if they want to be contenders this year.
With that being said, let’s go over the key players in this Turkey Day match-up starting with the man who will be throwing the football for the Minnesota Vikings.