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Lions Must Capitalize on Vikings’ Weaknesses to Stay in Playoff Contention

The Minnesota Vikings sit at 10-2 this season and are virtual certainties to clinch the NFC North, maybe as soon as this weekend against the Detroit Lions. But the 5-7 Lions were the surprising favorite in early betting lines, and only two games out of a playoff spot, Robert Smith says they may be able to take advantage of some key Minnesota weaknesses to score the upset and better their standing.

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Will Josh Jacobs Become JJ2K, Reach 2,000 Rush Yards This Season?

Chris Johnson breaks down whether Josh Jacobs will join the exclusive 2,000-yard rusher club this season. Can Jacobs put up 140 yards rushing per game the rest of the way? It will be a difficult challenge, as it has for any 2,000-yard rusher in the past. But with the way Jacobs has been running the ball lately, it’s certainly within the realm of possibility.

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What’s Behind Lions QB Jared Goff’s Recent Success?

Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions are 4-1 during their last five games and are favored at home against the 10-2 Vikings this weekend. Robert Smith and Paul Burmeister examine what’s behind the Detroit signal caller’s resurgence.

The Lions have done a great job of not only surrounding him with talent but also pairing him with an excellent offensive coordinator in Ben Johnson.  They also discuss how Goff now has put the Lions in a difficult position regarding their future plans at the quarterback position.

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