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Week 9 Preview: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Previewing the match-up between the Detroit Lions visiting the Minnesota Vikings, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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Fantasy Football - Adam Thielen

WEEK 9 GAME PREVIEWS
GB @ SF | HOU @ JAX | NYG @ WAS | BAL @ IND | DET @ MIN | CHI @ TEN | CAR @ KC
SEA @ BUF | DEN @ ATL | LV @ LAC | MIA @ ARZ | PIT @ DAL | NO @ TB | NE @ NYJ

Detriot Lions @ Minnesota VIkings
When: 11/8 @ 1:00pm ET
Watch: CBS
Point Spread: Lions +4
Over/Under: 53
Moneyline: Lions +116 | Vikings -198

Lions Key Injuries: Taylor Decker, T, Back (Q), Danny Shelton, NT, Wrist (Q), Tracy Walker, DB, Foot (Q), Jarred Davis, MLB, COVID-19, Matthew Stafford, QB, COVID-19, Christian Jones, OLB, Knee (Q), Demond Trufant, CB, Hamstring (Q), Trey Flowers, DE, Undisclosed (IR), Kenny Galloday, WR, Hip (D),
Vikings Key Injuries: Cameron Dantzler, DB, Concussion (Q), Holton Hill, DB, Foot (Q), Pat Elfein, G, Thumb (Q), Mike Hughes, CB, Neck (IR), Danielle Hunter, Neck (IR), Anthony Barr, OLB, Pectoral (IR)

NOTES: MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 336 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 96.9 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards. Had 364 pass yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 111.7 rating in his last game vs. Min. (10/20/19). Has 12 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 9 career starts at Min. Has 42,941 pass yards & can become 6th QB with 43,000 pass yards in 1st 12 seasons. RB ADRIAN PETERSON spent 10 seasons (2007-16) with Min. & is franchise all-time leader in rush yards (11,747) & rush TDs (97). Had 103 scrimmage yards (76 rush, 27 rec.) in his last game at Min. (10/24/19 w/ Was.). RB D’ANDRE SWIFT is 1 of 3 rookies (CHASE CLAYPOOL & JAMES ROBINSON) with 350+ scrimmage yards (360) & 5+ scrmimage TDs (5). Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. RB KERRYON JOHNSON had 3rd-career rec. TD in Week 8. WR KENNY GOLLADAY had 6 receptions for 58 yards & TD in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC North. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 100+ rec. yards. WR MARVIN JONES had 2 rec. TDs last week, his 8th-career game with 2+ TD catches. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. Min. TE T.J. HOCKENSON had career-high 7 receptions for 65 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. LB JAMIE COLLINS had season-high 10 tackles & 2 TFL last week. DE ROMEO OKWARA had sack in Week 8. Aims for his 7th in row with TFL. DT DANNY SHELTON had 1st sack of season last week. DB TRACY WALKER had 10 tackles last week, his 5th-career game with 10+ tackles. Had 13 tackles in last meeting.

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for TD vs. 0 INTs for 138.1 rating last week. Has 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 120.2 rating in 5 career starts vs. Det. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with 110+ rating. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 2+ TD passes. RB DALVIN COOK had career-high 226 scrimmage yards (163 rush, 63 rec.) & career-high 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 8 & became 3rd player in Min. history (CHUCK FOREMAN & AHMAD RASHAD) with 4 TDs in single game. Is 5th player in SB era with 200+ scrimmage yards, 3+ rush TDs & rec. TD in single game. Leads NFL with 11 scrimmage TDs & aims for his 7th in row with TD. Has 515 scrimmage yards (103 per game) & 4 rush TDs in 5 career games vs. Det. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with TD. WR ADAM THIELEN had rec. TD in last meeting. has 4+ catches in6ofhispast7vsDet.Has8rec.TDsinhispast7athome & aims for his 4th in row at home with TD catch. WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON leads all rookies with 563 rec. yards & ranks 3rd with 31 receptions this season. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 150+ rec. yards & TD catch. LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with 12 tackles last week. Has 10+ tackles in 6 of his 7 games this season & ranks 3rd in NFL with 78 tackles. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with 7+ tackles. LB ERIC WILSON had FR last week & aims for his 3rd in row with FR. Is only player with 2+ sacks (2), 2+ INTs (2) & 2+ FRs (2) this season. S HARRISON SMITH had INT in last meeting. S ANTHONY HARRIS aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Rookie DE D.J. WONNUM had 2nd-career sack & 1st-career FF last week.

Ethan was born and raised in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. He's a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying journalism. He is an avid follower of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and UFC. Since the return of sports, he has glued his eyes open only to experience continuous failure amongst his Philadelphia sports team.

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