First the Good News: Shaun Hill's young gun-slinging ways got the better of him last Sunday, as he threw two interceptions in the Detroit Lions' 35-32 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Now for the Bad News: Shaun Hill also threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns.
There has been a lot of well justified chatter, in the NFC North and elsewhere, with regard to the player who accounted for nearly half of those yards at the receiving end, running back Jahvid Best, who hauled in nine balls for 154 yards and one of those TDs, a screen that turned into a 75-yard sprint. In fact, Best, who also scored two rushing TDs against the Eagles, had almost twice as many receiving yards as rushing yards. This suggests that, depending on where Jahvid Best lines up, Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier might be well advised to assign one of his cornerbacks in coverage, because if Best catches the football when he's already in the secondary, linebackers and most safeties often end up grasping at a Honolulu-Blue vapor trail.
If Jahvid Best were the only problem Leslie Frazier had to worry about, then a laser-like focus on stopping the rookie phenom would probably serve to stifle the Lion's offensive productivity. But of course, it could never be that simple, because right now, it could be argued that Lions' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan might actually have more reliable weapons at his disposal than Vikings' OC Darrell Bevell does. Although Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew did not score, he did have seven catches for 108 yards. And while Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson had only four receptions for 50 yards, his TD grab with 1:50 to go in regulation time did put the Lions in a position to try for a win, after their successful on-sides kick.  
And then there's the Ugly News: Somehow, very quietly, the Detroit Lions managed to sack Michael Vick five times last Sunday. Four of those sacks were by defensive linemen. One came via safety blitz. Gunther Cunningham's defense also found a way to put eleven (11!) QB hits on Vick over the course of last Sunday's contest. All of this warrants some serious concern, when one considers the hand-wringing this week around the Vikings recent pass-protection issues. Michael Vick is a very fast, very elusive target. Brett Favre, while still fairly mobile for his age, presents, shall we say, far less of a challenge for pursuing defensive linemen and linebackers. The pass protection this coming Sunday had better be up to a very high standard, otherwise Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch and their esteemed colleagues, will not have to pursue Brett Favre very far at all.
We know that, absent an absolutely bizarre outcome at Soldier Field on Monday night, either the Green Bay Packers or the Chicago Bears will come out of this NFL weekend riding high at 3-0. We also know that either the Detroit Lions or the Minnesota Vikings will exit this weekend with a record of 0-3; in turmoil, possibly more a group of individuals than a team, under a dark cloud of escalating self-doubt, and with their playoff aspirations essentially shattered. Who the Minnesota Vikings really want to be this season will largely be defined by how seriously they take the Detroit Lions, and what they themselves put on the field this Sunday.