For the Vikings, this year has been a pleasant surprise. They had the overtime win in Week 1 and the huge upset over the 49ers last week. While the loss to the Colts was disappointing, no fan can complain about how the team has looked this year.
Now for the Lions, coming off a a 10-6 year, expectations were high. After nearly losing to the Rams in Week 1, the team did lose to the 49ers and then the Titans in depressing fashion. Defensively the Lions have unimpressed, and Mathew Stafford has not been himself.
If the Vikings can pull off another upset, they would match their win total from 2011 after 4 games. With all that said, here are five things that Vikings fans should watch for in this game.