Detroit Lions Buck Losing Trend In Minnesota And More..

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The Detroit Lions went to Minnesota and won.  Sure it was only a 17-3 victory but considering they lost 19 of the precious 21 meetings the ugly victory at TCF Bank Stadium is something to celebrate.

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The victory pushes the Detroit Lions record to 4-2, keeps them atop the NFC North and goes along way to bucking the “Same Old Lions” label.  The win in Minnesota should make the team and its fans happy but this is Detroit and we always find fault with our sports teams…especially the Lions.

From kicking woes to disgruntled players there are still plenty of things to improve on this team. The Detroit Jock City Morning Drive brings you these stories and all the links worth reading from around the web.

From MLive: Despite Misses, Detroit Lions Remain Confident In Matt Prater

"Matt Prater was hailed as the savior of the Detroit Lions’ dismal kicking game, but the 2013 Pro Bowler missed two of his three field-goal attempts in his debut, a 17-3 road win over the Minnesota Vikings."

From the Freep: Fairley Says Defense Could Be Best Ever

"Nick Fairley didn’t mince words when it came time to praise the Detroit Lions’ No. 1-ranked defense, and after games like today, it’s easy to see why. The Lions had eight sacks, forced three turnovers and came a late field goal away from pitching their first shutout in almost two decades as they beat the Minnesota Vikings, 17-3, at TCF Bank Stadium."

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  • From MLive: Detroit Lions Emphasis On Screen Game Leads To Big Game

    "The Detroit Lions have struggled to get their screen game going, but five plays into the team’s 17-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback Matthew Stafford found running back Theo Riddick on a designed dump-off that went for 41 yards and set up the team’s first touchdown."

    From NFL.com: Detroit Lions Defense Steamrolls Vikings

    "The Lions‘ defensive line absolutely ruled the game. Ezekiel Ansah was all over the field, compiling 2.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, three quarterback hits and made Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil look like a 18th century stone gargoyle. (This was the type of performance we expected when we named Ansah a “Making the Leap” candidate.) The Lions‘ defense left with eight sacks, 12 QB hits and three interceptions."