The Minnesota Vikings hit the road for a Week 14 game at the Detroit Lions on Sunday at noon pm CST, the 13th regular season game of the 2022 season.
The Vikings beat the New York Jets in Week 13, while the Lions filleted the Jacksonville Jaguars in Detroit, 40-14. Detroit, now 5-7 through 12 games, is holding onto playoff hopes by the thinnest of threads.
The Vikings injury report isn’t pristine but could be a lot worse.
Detroit has eight players formally on the injury report.
These are each team’s injured players one day before Week 14.
Vikings Injury Report
OUT – Jonathan Bullard (DL, bicep)
QUESTIONABLE – Garrett Bradbury (C, back)
QUESTIONABLE – Christian Darrisaw (LT, concussion)
QUESTIONABLE – Harrison Smith (SS, neck)
CB Cameron Dantzler is tentatively slated to return, although no official announcement has been issued.
Lions Injury Report
OUT – Kayode Awosika (OT, ankle)
OUT – Derrick Barnes (OLB, knee)
OUT – Chase Lucas (CB, hamstring)
DOUBTFUL – Evan Brown (OG, ankle)
QUESTIONABLE – Will Harris (DB, hip)
QUESTIONABLE – Jeff Okudah (CB, illness)
QUESTIONABLE – Kalif Raymond (WR, illness)
QUESTIONABLE – Nate Sudfeld (QB, illness)
Lions players Taylor Decker (OT), DeShon Elliott (S), Frank Ragnow (C), D’Andre Swift (RB), and Jamaal Williams (RB) were hampered or didn’t partake in practice at points throughout the week but were removed from the final injury report.
The Lions are favored by two points over the Vikings in Week 14. Minnesota leads the all-time win-loss series over Detroit, 80-40-2 (.663). The Lions haven’t beaten the Vikings in back-to-back games at Detroit since 2013-2014.
If the Vikings win on Sunday, they will have a 4-0 division record, with two division games left versus the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).