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The Detroit Lions own the edge in the recent rivalry with the Minnesota Vikings, winning nine of the last 14 meetings, including a 14-7 decision earlier this season.

Can Detroit sweep the series for the second year in a row when the teams meet Thanksgiving afternoon at Ford Field?

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Vikings vs Lions

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Why the Vikings can cover the spread

The Vikings just ran their winning streak to six in a row with an important 24-7 victory over the Rams last week. Minnesota spotted Los Angeles an early touchdown and then threw a shutout from there.

Meanwhile, Vikings running back Latavius Murray scored to forge a 7-7 tie in the second quarter, then scored again to snap that tie early in the fourth.

Minnesota then iced the game a few moments later on a 65-yard Case Keenum-to-Adam Thielen scoring hookup and covered as two-point favorites.

On the day, the Vikings outgained Los Angeles 451-254, outrushed the Rams 171-45 and dominated time of possession by a 37-23 margin.

Minnesota has now outgained each of its last eight opponents and outrushed five of its last six foes. The Vikings are also now 6-2 both SU and ATS since Keenum took over as the starter at quarterback.

At 8-2 overall, Minnesota now sits in the No. 2 spot in the NFC playoff standings, just one game behind 9-1 Philadelphia.

Why the Lions can cover the spread

The Lions own a three-game winning streak after beating the Bears 27-24. Detroit spotted Chicago the first 10 points of the game but rallied to take a 21-17 lead into halftime.

Near the end, the Lions got a 52-yard field goal from Matt Prater to break a 24-24 tie and then survived a Chicago field-goal attempt that would have forced overtime.

On the day, Detroit got outgained by Chicago 398-352, but the Lions defense scored a touchdown—its fifth of this season—and stiffened as the game progressed, holding the Bears to seven points over the final 37 minutes.

Two weeks ago, the Lions beat Cleveland 38-24, covering a 10-point spread and just before that they won at Green Bay 30-17, covering as three-point favorites, although the Packers were without Aaron Rodgers.

At 6-4 overall, Detroit is tied with Atlanta for the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff standings, but the Falcons own the head-to-head tiebreaker on the Lions.

Injury Report

Minnesota Vikings
NAME, POS STATUS DATE
Andrew Sendejo, S Questionable
Nov 21
Brian Robison, DE Questionable
Nov 21
Mike Remmers, OT Questionable
Nov 21
Detroit Lions
NAME, POS STATUS DATE
Jamal Agnew, CB Questionable
Nov 20
Dwayne Washington, RB Questionable
Nov 22
Ezekiel Ansah, DE Questionable
Nov 22

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