In a huge NFC North matchup on Thanksgiving Day, the Minnesota Vikings will travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions.
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, and that means the Detroit Lions will be playing football in front of a national audience. Lions football is as synonymous with Thanksgiving Day as turkey is, so it makes sense that they would be taking on the Minnesota Vikings at home on Thursday. Both of these teams are fighting for a playoff spot, with the Vikings currently ahead of the Lions in the NFC North standings.
Minnesota is coming off a solid victory against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, as they beat the NFC West leaders soundly inside U.S. Bank Stadium. They will have to hit the road to take on a Lions team who also won on Sunday, though they went down to the wire against the Chicago Bears. The NFC North has been pretty competitive this season, and Sunday should be one heck of a showdown inside Ford Field.
This matchup can be seen broadcasted nationally on FOX this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, inside Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions are a constant on Thanksgiving Day, and this year is no different. Fans can also stream the game on the NFL Sunday Ticket app, as well as FuboTV.
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Kickoff begins at 12:30 ET and this one should be interesting. Both teams are trying to come away with the NFC North this season, making this Turkey Day matchup even more intense. The Lions are used to playing on Thanksgiving Day, but both teams are playing on a short week, so keep an eye on the injury report heading into Thursday.
The Vikings have proven to be one of the better teams in the NFL this season, and while they should beat the Lions, Detroit has been tough at home this season. Detroit is two games back of Minnesota in the division, but at 6-4, they are very much alive in the playoff race.