Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 9/8/13
Detroit welcomes Minnesota into Ford Field to open the 2013 NFL season Sunday. Minnesota comes in off a playoff berth and with the best offensive weapon in football, elite running back Adrian Peterson. Both teams also come in with a huge weight on their shoulders. Even with Calvin Johnson’s record breaking season in 2012 the team reverted back to their old ways which was even more disappointing considering their playoff season in 2011. The Lions fell from 10-6 in 2011 to 4-12 in 2012, finishing the year with an 8 game losing streak. Minnesota though in a way feels like they have more to prove than Detroit. How does a team make the playoffs in a tough division, have the NFL’s best running back and still get no respect? Not to mention how do the Vikings go on the road to Detroit and are more than a field goal underdog? Match ups to watch out for Adrian Peterson vs. Detroit’s revamped defensive line A.P. had a monster year last year torching Detroit for 273 yards which put him around...
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