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Quick Take: Crucial NFC North tilt hits Twin Cities

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NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:

Why this game is intriguing: If you want to watch the NFC North right itself, this is the one to turn on. A market correction, perhaps. Are the days of the Vikings' prominence over nearly as quickly as they began? Percy Harvin is a long-shot to play and quarterback Christian Ponder has looked mortal recently; only the machine-like legs of Adrian Peterson have kept Minnesota competitive. The Vikings are coming down to earth, and if the Lions win Sunday, they'll be the ones to punctuate the landing. Remember when we thought Detroit was a possible playoff team? The Lions are fighting to get there again. They've scored at least 28 points in their last two games, and you can hear them starting to click.

On Twitter: #DETvsMIN

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