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Detroit Lions: Five keys for a win over the Vikings; plus prediction

It’s not for nothing, although it seems like it. The Lions (7-8) wrap up the season Sunday against the Vikings (4-10-1) in the final game ever at the dump affectionately known as the Metrodome or officially the Mall of America Field.

Out of the playoffs, both teams have a little pride on the line in what could be the final game for coaches Jim Schwartz and Leslie Frazier.

Here are five key for the Lions to beat the Vikings:

1. Hold onto the ball.

2. Have a little fun, show a little creativity on offense against the league’s worst defensive unit.

3. Young cornerbacks Jonte Green and Chris Greenwood should get some quality playing time and should make the most of the opportunity.

4. A good game from Matthew Stafford would boost his confidence heading into the offseason. 

5. In fact, a win would help the Lions feel a little better about themselves heading into the offseason.

Prediction: Vikings 28, Lions 21

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see what you did there. You've been predicting lions to win every time they've lost. Now you're trying to counter-jinx. ;)

6:34 PM 
Blogger Darin Idyle said...

So after predicting wins the majority of the season, you pick the hapless Vikings sans Adrian Peterson in week 17? What the hell, Paula? So you're saying they REALLY suck .......

8:48 PM 

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