In every NFL matchup, there are a seemingly endless amount of angles to analyze. It’s hard to get to them all during the week of practice, and I’m sure there were some that slipped through the cracks despite all of the Vikings vs. Lions preview content we provided on vikings.com this week.
As we sit here just hours before kickoff, I thought I’d try to cover a few more bases and provide a few final thoughts on the final game at Mall of America Field.
One last time
Everything I see and do today as final preparations are underway for today’s season finale causes me to think of the phrase "one last time.” Granted, those “on the inside" see the flaws of this building and the need for a new stadium every week, but the sentimental side of me, and I believe most fans, understands that this building has been a great home and has been the host for many great memories.
In terms of attaining the ultimate team goal – winning the Super Bowl – this game has no meaning. Both the Vikings and Lions are out of playoff contention and are playing out one final week. So we need to focus on individual performances to maintain an interest level. Here are a few I'm watching...