Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/19/14
This game between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions could clarify which team is going to contend with the Green Bay Packers for second place in the NFC North and possibly a Wild Card berth.  We know the Lions will bring in the aerial assault featuring Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, but what will the Vikings do on offense with Percy Harvin expected to miss the game.Jerome Simpson will have his first 100-yard receiving game as a Viking. Even though Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has been struggling lately, this could be the game that gets him back on track.  Harvin's injury opens the door up for Jerome Simpson to be the No. 1 receiver for the Vikings this week.With how poor the Vikings have been passing recently and with how well Adrian Peterson has been running the ball, I fully expect the Lions to focus more on the running attack than passing game come Sunday.This would create the perfect scenario for Simpson to go under the radar and have a huge receiving game...
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