With the 1-0 Viking heading over Lake Michigan to take on the 0-1 Lions, this will for both teams’ 1st NFC North game of the season. The Lion will try to win their first game since Week 16 of their ’07 season. It does not matter how good either is it is always a true blue and blue division game. Both teams pounding each other for the full 60 minutes of the game and the outcome lately has been in the Vikings favor.
Some Things to Watch For:
With the second start of young Matthew Stafford’s career is going to be coming against one of the best defensive units in the league. Stafford had a rough debut throwing 3 INTs against the Saints. The Vikings defense will be set to continue the painful start of Stafford’s NFL career. I hope to see Stafford on the turf more than he is under center come Sunday.
Calvin Johnson is a tall strong receiver and become the number one guy when the Lion traded away Roy E. Williams to the Cowboys. Antonio Winfield and Johnson will be locking horns all day long. Winfield is one of the most underrate cornerbacks in the league. It is going to be a good matchup to see all day long.
Will be Jared Allen be visible in the game?
With the way that he was shutdown by the Browns stud tackle Joe Thomas last week (1 assisted tackle for the game). He will be a raging bull for this game and will be out to put some hurt Stafford and running backs.
What will the Lion try to stop run or the pass?
I think that the Lion will TRY to stop the run; because that is the way the Chilly runs the offense. I think that the Vikes offense just has too much talent for the Lions to content with. Everyone knows what we have in Peterson, a running back that has the speed, strength and agility all in one package.Taylor that could start for most teams in the NFL. The receiving corps the Vikes have in:Berrian, Rice, and Harvin now talk about a need for speed. The Vikes have plenty of that to go around
What do Vikes need to do in this game to win it?
The Vikes will need to establish the passing game to keep the Lions defense honest against the run.