What would Thanksgiving Day be without an epic NFC North match up? We’ve got a great one on our hands with the Detroit Lions hosting the Minnesota Vikings Nov. 24, and we have your way to catch all the action via live stream!
While that Turkey is cooking, there’s some great football going on to get your appetite ready, as the Detroit Lions host the Minnesota Vikings. How the fortunes have turned in the NFC North over the course of the 2016 season, with the Vikings playing such dominant undefeated football until a bye week in Oct. slowed down their momentum and they went on to drop four straight games. Their implosion has allowed the Lions to float to the top of the division, so a lot is on the line when these two teams meet up for Turkey Day play at 12:30pm EST on Nov. 24. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIKINGS VS. LIONS LIVE STREAM.
While it’s always an honor to get to play on Thanksgiving, both teams had four day tight turnarounds after their week 11 play Nov. 20. The Vikings hit the road to play the Arizona Cardinals, where they got a much-needed 30-24 win to snap their four game losing streak. Detroit was also on the road, taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars, where they came out victorious 26-19.
The two teams just met earlier in the month, when the Vikes lost in an overtime heartbreaker thanks to Matthew Stafford‘s 28-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate, giving them a 22-16 victory. Detroit is riding high winning five out of their last six games, while the Vikings have been in a total death spiral until their much-needed W in Arizona. They stopped the skid in epic style, for the first time in franchise history, having multiple 100 plus yard plays in a game.
Let’s hope Thanksgiving is a little more kind to the Vikings, who lost to the Chicago Bears on Halloween, are playing the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Eve and the Bears again on New Year’s Day. Geez, they’re playing on every holiday, all against NFC North division rivals. What a rough 2016!
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