Both teams enter this game with significant injuries, the Vikings are without Sam Bradford (knee), going with Case Keenum again this week. Keenum had a brilliant game against the Bucs last week throwing for 369 YDS and 3 TDS. The Vikings offense is on fire to open the season, backed by rooking Dalvin Cook's 288 YDS rushing (good for second in the NFL). The Vikings D is ranked 20th, giving up 20 points per game and a healthy +2 in turnover differential. The Lions are coming off a devastating loss against the Vikings, with what seemed to be the GW TD reversed with a controversial call of Tate being down by contact on the half yard line, and the ridiculous 10 second run off rule. With that said, Jim Caldwell excels keeping the troops focused through adversity. It will be more important that ever this week, to steal another road win against a good team to bury the memory of potential injustice at the hands of the men in stripes once again. The two keys this week for the Lions will be to finally establish a run game which will be tough sledding as the Vikings have given up the third least 188 YDS rushing. They do not need to rush for 150 YDS as a team, but will need to be effective enough to at least make the PA passing game worthy of respect. Second they will need to improve passing out of the backfield to Riddick, and AA. This will help take the pass rush pressure away, with our less than stellar running game. On D the return of Davis will surely help, and they will need to continue pressuring Keenum as they have the previous three QB's with hopes of forcing ill advised throws that result in INT's. They will also need to solve rookie RB sensation Cook, with improved tackling from last week. Also look for Austin to dial up some creative blitz packages in the second half, after assessing the blocking scheme in the first half. IMHO Austin ma be one of the best D coordinators in second half adjustments in the NFL. As a team the Lions are significantly more banged up than the Vikings, but thankfully this season Quinn has demonstrated the value of depth behind starters. This is a difficult one to pick on the road, with Minny playing as well as they did last week and the Lions possibly having a hangover from "runoff gate", but I like the make up and resolve of this squad, and think that Stafford can take advantage of the short to medium passing game along as our "lazy" LT can protect his blind side. Prater extends his record of 50+ YD FG's hitting the walk off game winner Lions eek out a hard fought battle 24-23.