Game thread recap: Detroit Lions lose to Minnesota Vikings, 37-35

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Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press
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Want to know what channel TV the Detroit Lions are playing on? When the Lions and Minnesota Vikings clash in Week 17?

No worries: The NFC North rivals kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday on Fox.

Follow along below with the Free Press as Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell looks to end a disappointing 2020 season on a high note.

Detroit enters the game with a banged-up Matthew Stafford starting at quarterback, but faces a Minnesota team missing its most dynamic player in running back Dalvin Cook.

It's one of the few games in the final week of the regular season free of playoff implications: The Vikings and Lions have each lost three in a row, with Detroit sagging out of playoff contention by dropping five of its past six.

The bigger prize at stake is 2021 NFL draft positioning, where the Lions — who enter Sunday at No. 7 — can climb into the top 5 with a loss and a few bounces their way.

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Stay up to date on all the action:

Minnesota Vikings (6-9) vs. Detroit Lions (5-10)

When: 1 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Ford Field.

TV: Fox.

Radio: WJR-AM (760).

Line: Vikings by 7.

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