Get caught up on the week that was at Winter Park leading into Sunday's game against the Lions:
Monday, October 6
Due to last week's Thursday night game against the Packers, the team's schedule was a little bit different than normal early in the week, with players not due back at Winter Park until Tuesday mornning. However, as always, Mike Wobschall got the week started with the Monday Morning Mailbag by looking ahead to another division game this Sunday against the Lions.
Wobschall also headed into the film room to look at Anthony Barr's stellar start to his rookie season, and also addressed fan comments and questions via the Pick 6 Video Mailbag. Watch both of those videos below:
Even though the game wasn't very pretty, look back at some exclusive images from the loss at Lambeau Field.
View exclusive images shot by the team photographer from the 5th game of 2014 as the Vikings took on the Packers at Lambeau Field.
Tuesday, October 7
The players were back at Winter Park for a brief morning practice, and aftewards, Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressed the media:
Prior to practice, the Vikings shuffled the deck a bit in regards to the practice squad, signing three players and releasing one.
Read a preview of Sunday's game vs. the Lions thanks to the Vikings PR staff here.
New writer Craig Peterson penned a pair of stories on Tuesday: one about the team doing some self-scouting during the long weekend, and the other highlighting some interesting facts and figures about Sunday's upcoming game.
View a photo gallery of past images from Vikings-Lions clashes:
Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Lions.
Wednesday, October 8
The true preperation for the Lions began on Wednesday, both for the team and here on vikings.com. Wobschall outlines five storylines to watch heading into the game here.
As Peters writes, the Vikings are very aware of the problems the Lions front-four on defense can cause for opposing offenses.
Both Zimmer and QB Teddy Bridgewater addressed the media following the club's morning walk-thru.
NFL Network sent us a pair of video relating to Sunday's game which you can watch here:
View images from Wednesday's practice here:
View images from the Wednesday, October 8 practice at Winter Park.
Thursday, October 9
This week's Ticketmaster Hot Matchup takes a look at the defensive line for both teams, which is a strength for each.
The potential loss of Calvin Johnson from the Lions offense due to the ankle injury he's dealing with would of coruse make a major impact. Wobschall heads into the film room to show exactly how that will impact them from an X's and O's standpoint.
One 'talker' amongst fans recently has been the lack of touches from Cordarrelle Patterson on offense. Both Patterson and Offensive Norv Turner addressed that issue during their weekly press conferences:
NFL Films previews Sunday's game here:
Check out images from Thursday's practice here:
View images from the Thursday, October 9 practice at Winter Park.
Friday, October 10
Outside of the team itself, Friday was a busy day in regards to the new Vikings stadium. Read the latest news and notes article here, and below check out a timelapse video that shows the on-site progress from the time the Metrodome started to come down through late September.
Watch the Winning Formula segment from this Sunday's "Vikings GamePlan" here:
Zimmer addressed the media following practice of the week to discuss injuries and Sunday's game:
It's a star-studded final injury report for both teams. Read about that here.
Wobschall recaps the week that was heading into Sunday's game via his weekly 'What We Learned' piece.
Take a historical look at the Vikings-Lions series here.
Finally, NFL Network sent us their Playbook breakdown of Sunday's game: