Watch NFL Thanksgiving Game 2017 Live
Game: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Location: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan
Kickoff Time: 12:30 p.m. (ET)
TV Channel: FOX
Streaming Live : (CLICK HERE TO WATCH)
Detroit Lions vs. Vikings Thanksgiving game time, channel, streaming info
The Detroit Lions face the biggest test of their regular season so far, a titan NFC North matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 23rd will be a special day for several reasons. Not only is it Thanksgiving day in the United States, but it’s also a wonderful time for football. For Detroit Lions fans, this holiday is extra sweet. And we’re not just talking about the Pumpkin Pie!
At times, past Thanksgiving day games have been somewhat lackluster, a lone bright spot in what becomes yet another downward trending season in Detroit. But not this year! The 6-4 Lions are surging off a three-game winning streak and they have a chance to make up significant ground in the NFC North.
The Lions will go up against the division’s current leader, the 8-2 Minnesota Vikings. With a win, Detroit could get that much closer to winning the divisional title and securing their third postseason appearance in four years.
It will be a tall task for the Lions as the Vikings themselves are on a six-game winning streak. But their last loss was to Detroit in Minnesota back in Week Four, so the Lions have to feel very optimistic heading into this exciting and pivotal holiday matchup.
Vikings vs Lions NFL Thanksgiving Game 2017 : NFL Live Stream Online
In a huge NFC North matchup on Thanksgiving Day, the Minnesota Vikings will travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions.
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, and that means the Detroit Lions will be playing football in front of a national audience. Lions football is as synonymous with Thanksgiving Day as turkey is, so it makes sense that they would be taking on the Minnesota Vikings at home on Thursday. Both of these teams are fighting for a playoff spot, with the Vikings currently ahead of the Lions in the NFC North standings.
Minnesota is coming off a solid victory against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11, as they beat the NFC West leaders soundly inside U.S. Bank Stadium. They will have to hit the road to take on a Lions team who also won on Sunday, though they went down to the wire against the Chicago Bears. The NFC North has been pretty competitive this season, and Sunday should be one heck of a showdown inside Ford Field.
How can I watch the Vikings vs Lions?
This matchup can be seen broadcasted nationally on FOX this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, inside Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions are a constant on Thanksgiving Day, and this year is no different. Fans can also stream the game on the NFL Sunday Ticket app, as well as FuboTV.
Kickoff begins at 12:30 ET and this one should be interesting. Both teams are trying to come away with the NFC North this season, making this Turkey Day matchup even more intense. The Lions are used to playing on Thanksgiving Day, but both teams are playing on a short week, so keep an eye on the injury report heading into Thursday.The Vikings have proven to be one of the better teams in the NFL this season, and while they should beat the Lions, Detroit has been tough at home this season. Detroit is two games back of Minnesota in the division, but at 6-4, they are very much alive in the playoff race.
Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions NFL: Game Info
The Minnesota Vikings will face the Detroit Lions at 12:30 p.m. (E.T.) at Ford Field in Detroit. FOX will air the game, and FOX Sports Go will stream the event live online and on the FOX Sports Go application for iOS and Android devices. To use the free application online or on your phones, you must sign in using your television provider .
Vikings vs Lions Game predictions:
Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions (6-4) and Minnesota Vikings (8-2) is as big as they come in Week 12 of an NFL season.
And what a setting it will be at Ford Field, just as it was last year, when the Lions rallied late in the fourth quarter to tie the game, then used a Darius Slay interception of Sam Bradford with 30 seconds remaining to set up a Matt Prater field goal with no time left for a 16-13 win.
So, how will this year’s game play out, in front of a playoff atmosphere with NFC North control awaiting the winner?
We asked our four experts how the game will play out:
Carlos Monarrez: Vikings 23, Lions 20: The Lions struggled with the Bears and, to some degree, the Browns. The Vikings are blazing hot and just pounded the Rams. They also have an elite defense to go along with a pretty good offense that features a strong ground game and sound passing game.
Jeff Seidel: Lions 28, Vikings 24: On paper, the Vikings should win this game. Case Keenum has the Vikings on a roll, and they haven’t allowed a sack in six straight games and they ran for 191 yards against the Rams. But the entire season hinges on this game for the Lions, who will play with desperation and Matthew Stafford will pull out another fourth-quarter win.
Shawn Windsor: Vikings 23, Lions 20: My gut tells me the Lions will find a way to win in their annual holiday game. Mostly because you deserve it. My head tells me otherwise. The Vikings are playing as well as anyone in the NFC, and continue to troll Lions fans with the play of Riley Reiff.