5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions – Week 3

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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The Minnesota Vikings struggled in a Week 2 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but will a visit from the Detroit Lions ease all of their concerns?

The Minnesota Vikings were two different teams in their first two games. After demolishing the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, they struggled in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s the type of performance that makes many believe that nothing has changed under Kevin O’Connell. But just when you think it’s the same team, here comes the Detroit Lions to make everything okay.

The Lions are the ultimate security blanket for the Vikings. Every time things are on the verge of getting out of control, the Lions have been there to cheer them up. Before last November’s loss in Detroit, Minnesota had won eight straight games against the Lions by an average of just over 10 points per game.

But these aren’t your typical, submissive Lions. Dan Campbell has gotten more out of this team in the early weeks of the season, and they’re coming off an impressive victory over the Washington Commanders. The fruits of a lengthy rebuild are beginning to take shape, and it could create a trap game for the Vikings.

In this article, we’ll look at Sunday’s matchup and make five bold predictions to see if the Vikings can get back on track.