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Vikings enjoy Thanksgiving feast for touchdown celebration vs. Lions

Who’ll win the title for NFL Touchdown Celebration?

The Vikings have to get top consideration as they up their game. First of all, it means they are getting into the end zone regularly enough to have opportunities to show off their dramatic and playful flair. Additionally, they are creative — first setting the pace with a game of Duck, Duck, Gray Duck (or Goose if you’re a Southerner, like me).

Then there was the game we all remember so fondly — leapfrog — after a touchdown against the Washington Redskins.

On Thanksgiving, after going up 13-0 on the Detroit Lions, the Vikings came up with a festive celebration suitable for the day.

Who knows what’s next, but they’ve already made the season more fun.

Vikings-Lions inactives: Right tackle Mike Remmers out vs. Lions

The Vikings will be without right tackle Mike Remmers for the third straight game Thursday at Ford Field.

Remmers, who was concussed when trying to cut block Browns linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. on Oct. 29, is still working his way through the concussion protocol. He was limited during the team’s only full practice of the week on Tuesday.

Otherwise the Vikings (8-2) are at full strength for a pivotal division game against the Lions (6-4) on Thanksgiving.

Safety Andrew Sendejo (groin/hamstring) and defensive end Brian Robison (low back) will return to play after being listed as questionable. Both missed the Vikings’ 24-7 win against the Rams on Sunday.

Lions’ inactives:DE Dwight Freeney, CB Jamal Agnew, RB Dwayne Washington, RB Tion Green, OL Don Barclay, OL Emmett Cleary and DE Jeremiah Valoaga.

Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (back) will play after being listed questionable for Detroit.

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