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Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: 10 Keys to the Game for Minnesota
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The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions in Week 4.

Having lost three of their last four games, the Minnesota Vikings are in a downward spiral. And they're catching the Detroit Lions at a bad time.

The Lions have won their last two and three of their last four. They're playing much better than the team the Vikings defeated 20-13 in Week 4.

Minnesota and Detroit both need this game badly. The winner stays out of the cellar of the NFC North, and the loser finds itself in the basement—maybe to stay.

Here are my 10 keys for Minnesota to win.

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