Vikings vs. Lions 2014 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online
Detroit will try to close out its home schedule with a victory against a scrappy Minnesota team.
The Detroit Lions have not been the most successful franchise in the last 50 years. In fact, the last time the Lions did anything of note was going to the 1991 NFC Championship Game before losing to Washington. However, Detroit has a talented team on both sides of the ball but needs to keep winning for a playoff berth. On Sunday, the Lions host the Minnesota Vikings in hopes of getting one step closer.
Detroit is 9-4, good enough most years to almost guarantee a playoff spot with three weeks remaining. However, there is a real chance that an 11-5 NFC team will miss the postseason, so wins continue to be crucial. The Lions travel for their last two games, facing the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. If Detroit wins out, it is the NFC North champion and could even be the top seed depending on what the Arizona Cardinals do.
Minnesota won’t be an easy mark however. The Vikings have been playing very tough football despite being without Adrian Peterson for every game by one due to his child-abuse case. Teddy Bridgewater has been able to spark the team, throwing and running his way to a 5-4 record in his nine starts this season. Bridgewater has twice thrown for over 300 yards and has completed better than 70 percent of his throws in each of the last two contests.
How to Watch
Where: Ford Field, Detroit
When: 4:05 p.m. ET
Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber
For more on the Vikings, check out the Daily Norseman.
To keep up with the Lions, head over to Pride of Detroit.