Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Preview and Predictions

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The Vikings are coming off of a huge win against the 49ers, while the Lions are coming off of a tough overtime defeat in which they also may have lost their quarterback.

The upside is Shaun Hill once again proved he is the best backup quarterback in the NFL, pulling the Lions back from the brink to tie the game and send it into overtime.

They may need him, as the Vikings defense will look to take down another powerful opponent.

The Lions will try to take advantage of the suspect Vikings secondary and continue to move the ball with running back Mikel Leshoure.

On the other side, the Vikings have to play well on the offensive line and keep Christian Ponder upright while also opening holes for Adrian Peterson.

Can they take advantage of the aggressive Lions defense like they did against the Niners? Is Shaun Hill a significant drop off from Matt Stafford? Is the Lions defense a question mark after having given up 44 points? 

We break down the fine details of that, tell you who will be the hardest-working player on the field and set you straight for fantasy on the Vikings-Lions' game preview.

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