Detroit Lions Minnesota Vikings of the Week 13 game predictions

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Vito Chirco

No Dalvin Cook. No problem.

Expect Minnesota Vikings replacement running back Alexander Mattison to be more than up to the challenge in the team’s Week 13 game against the Lions.

Remember, he finished with 25 carries for 113 yards, as well as seven receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown, in the Vikings’ Week 5 triumph of 19-17 over Detroit.

Plus, this week the Lions will be deprived of their most productive offensive weapon with second-year running back D’Andre Swift.

And even with a healthy Swift, the Detroit offense has averaged just 15.8 points per game this season, the third-worst NFL mark in 12 weeks.

Sorry, Lions fans. But, the first victory of the 2021 campaign for Dan Campbell & Co. does not come this week.

Vikings 27, Lions 17

Daniel Kelly

The last time these two teams met, it brought Lions head coach Dan Campbell to tears as Detroit lost a blow to Minnesota, 19-17.

Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs’ play was even more upsetting, if you ask me. In the last practice of the game, he stepped back and practically let Kirk Cousins ​​and Adam Thielen of Minnesota play the pitch and catch, which saw the Vikings win the game.

Minnesota is fighting for its playoff life and Detroit is “fighting” for the first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. It won’t be much of a contest, as the Vikings will blow the Lions off the snowbanks.

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Vikings 43, Lions 16

Jean Maakaron

I wonder if the Lions can stop quarterback Kirk Cousins, spreader Justin Jefferson and running back Alexander Mattison this week. It looks like the defense will figure out how to win one of these weeks.

I think the Lions are trying to stay conservative again and will keep things tight offensively, for the most part. With nothing to lose, maybe Campbell & Co. airs it a bit more. I got to see the Lions claim their first victory at Ford Field against the Vikings.

Lions 20, Vikings 17

Adam strozynski

At this point, that coaching staff, especially head coach Dan Campbell, has shaken any hope I originally had of seeing this team win this season.

It’s a slew of mistakes, clumsiness and mismanagement in games that have cost this team at least three wins in recent weeks.

I don’t see a Thanksgiving break and reading “Football for Dummies” helping the Detroit Lions secure that elusive victory.

Additionally, Kirk Cousins ​​looked like an MVP contender in the second half of the season, with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 7.67 to 1.

Vikings 35, Lions 17

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