Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— The Detroit Lions are turning the ball over at a rapid rate and it’s led to a 1-5 record. These issues make the Vikings’ offense look great.
— The Vikings have had difficulty winning division games on the road in recent history. They’ll need better starts if they hope to end this trend.
— Michael Rand revisits the rise and fall of Josh Freeman two years after one of the strangest games Rand has ever seen.
— The Vikings already have one win against Detroit this season, but the Lions are coming off their first win of the season.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Detroit could be getting one of its best defenders back in Haloti Ngata just in time for its second meeting with one of the league’s top rushers Adrian Peterson.
— Veteran wide receiver Calvin Johnson proves he can still make big plays with standout performance in last Sunday’s overtime win.
— Golden Tate thought the Vikings took cheap shots in the team’s first meeting this season, but Adrian Peterson thought otherwise. Peterson told Tate to “Suck it up” entering the rematch.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Coordinators George Edwards, Mike Priefer and Norv Turner are set to be on the podium at 11 a.m. Then the Vikings practice at 1 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
The Vikings and Lions are meeting for a second time in just over a month on Sunday at Ford Field. After a Vikings’ 26-16 victory in Week 2, the division opponents should be very familiar with one another, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to completely change their game plans. “Everybody has their different philosophies with that. It’s good to have some change, so everything is not the same,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “The issue that you get into is that they’ll probably change some, you’ll probably change some and it ends up being a lot of change. The biggest part about it to me is the different types of injuries that each team has that change how you use your personnel a little bit, that change how you can use your guys a little bit differently against their guys and so on.”