Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Dean Holden@@Dean_HoldenAnalyst INovember 11, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions in action against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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When these teams met in Week 4, the Lions were at home and confident that they would be able to take care of business.

What ensued was an outstanding game by both defenses, in which the Vikings' ability to bludgeon the Lions on special teams was ultimately the difference.

This time around, the Lions are playing well on special teams, Percy Harvin is likely to sit out with injury, and these teams are trending in opposite directions.

Will those trends continue today, with the Lions splitting the season series with the Vikings and moving back above .500 for the first time since the season's opening week?

Or will the Vikings complete the season sweep over the Lions at home, silence their doubters and keep themselves solidly in playoff position?

We'll find out as this game airs Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX, and I'll be here to talk you through the highlights, news, injury updates and whatever else unfolds in this game.


Final Score: Lions 24, Vikings 34