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Ticketmaster Hot Matchup: Can Teddy Tame the Lions?

To win their third consecutive game and capture the first division win of 2014, the Vikings must defeat a Detroit Lions team this Sunday that boasts one of the fiercest defenses in the NFL. In a Week 6 matchup, the Lions defense attacked the Vikings offense and held them to just three points. Two months later, can Teddy Bridgewater tame the Lions defense and exact some revenge? That question is the subject of this week's Ticketmaster Hot Matchup.

As explained in Wednesday’s Roundup, Bridgewater has grown significantly – both in experience and production – since the Vikings earlier-season matchup with Detroit. He's taken lessons learned in that game and applied them to his preparation and practice.

While Bridgewater has changed since that Week 6 contest, the Lions defense has not. It's still dominant. Entering this weekend's game, the Lions rank No. 1 against the run, No. 2 in total yards allowed, No. 4 in offensive points allowed, No. 7 in sacks and No. 10 against the pass.

To tame the Lions, Bridgewater and the Vikings offense must be at their best. Coming off two consecutive wins and with a growing confidence in their quarterback, expect the Vikings to give Detroit's dominant defense its best shot.

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