Total Yards-260.8(29th NFL Rank)
Total Yards- 394.3(31)
Rushing- 176.9 (32)
Total Yards-326.1(16th NFL Rank)
Rushing- 141.2 (4)
Total Yards- 293.0(8)
With the Viking taking over the division last week they will be traveling to Detroit to continue their wrath to make it into the playoffs this season. The fans were celebrating on Monday, but then came Tuesday. Everything ended in an abrupt halt when the Williams Wall was announced and suspended for the last quarter of the season, barring a miracle of some kind happens. The Vikes need to do enough to stop the run, our backups will not stop the run the way the Williams; did. The Vikes did sign on player Jimmy Kennedy (which was just release last month by the Jags). The Vikes have Kennedy, Ellis Wyms, and Fred Evans to be the monsters in the middle this coming Sunday.
I just do not see the Vikes having much trouble stopping Detroit, they are one of the worst teams running the ball and passing the ball has not been a viable option for them either. The only real weapon the Lion have on offense is Calvin Johnson and Antonio Winfield that is all I have to say. Winfield has been one of the best shutdown corners the past few seasons. I just think that it is going to be weird heading into without the Williams Wall.
On the offensive side of the ball will be interesting. As of late the teams that were “determined” to stopping Adrian Peterson has not succeeded. He has been running over defenses running over 100 yards 7 times this season already. I can see AD continuing his quest to making the playoffs, possibly a MVP and the 1st Viking rushing title in team history. The Lions are one of the worst against the run, so maybe it will be a All Day running affair for Peterson and Taylor.
The passing game will need to enough to keep the Lions honest, but Frerotte has been doing a pretty good job passing the ball as of late. He has been throwing less INTS, that is the keep of every football teams to limits your mistakes.