3. Unexpected Big Game: Defensive lineman Charles Harris gave the Lions a big one with a safety on a Wentz sack. The two points gave the lions a 5-0 lead, which they immediately expanded.
A great return from Kalif Raymond in the ensuing free-kick put the Lions in position to score and they took full advantage of their opportunity.
St. Brown’s touchdown catch increased the lead to 12-0.
The star of the Vikings looks ahead: Wide receiver Justin Jefferson has appeared in his first two seasons in the Pro Bowl, and there’s a strong possibility he’ll make it three times in a row
Jefferson wasn’t looking that far ahead after Monday night’s loss to the Eagles. The game didn’t go as he expected. It was a poor performance for the Vikings all round.
Jefferson had six catches for 48 yards. He took the blame in his postgame interview for not running a route correctly. The result was one of three interceptions thrown by Cousins.
He had nine catches for 184 yards and two TDs in the opening game against the Packers.
“The most frustrating thing is just losing,” Jefferson said. “You want to come in here and dominate, especially after last week’s performance.
“We have to see the film, a quick turnaround and on to Detroit.”
My Pick: Lions at Vikings: The Lions shouldn’t feel overwhelmed, even if the Vikings are favored with seven points. Both games last season were decided by two points – a 19-17 win for the Vikings in Week 6 and a 29-27 win for the Lions in Week 13. The home team won both times. A slight advantage goes to the Vikings, but not enough to cover.