Josh Metellus starts over Lewis Cine

The Minnesota Vikings deferred the coin toss to the Detroit Lions, meaning that the purple and gold choe to start the game on defense.

In doing so, we got an answer to the biggest question over the last 48 hours since we knew Harrison Smith was going to be missing the game due to a concussion.

When he got hurt during Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, third-year player Josh Metellus got into the game over rookie first-round pick Lewis Cine.

On the first play of the game, it was Metellus that got the start over Cine. It shouldn’t be a cause for concern for Cine as we noted in an article from Saturday afternoon.

It should be noted that defensive coordinator Ed Donatell mentioned that they had situations that they wanted to use both players during Sunday’s game. Time will tell if that ends up being the case.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire