Vikings, Lions aim to escape NFC North cellar

Lions rookie Jahvid Best leads the NFL with five touchdowns.

(Rick Osentoski / Associated Press)

The storyline
Brett Favre of 2010 looks nothing like the 2009 version and the Vikings are desperate not to fall to 0-3.

Why you should watch
Could Minnesota's season spiral to the point where Tarvaris Jackson and the future makes more sense than Brett Favre and the present? The Lions have suffered two tough losses, but are finding ways to make it interesting late.

Did you know?
Lions RB Jahvid Best is the only rookie in NFL history to have 75-plus rushing yards, 150-plus receiving yards and three touchdowns in one game (he did it last week vs. the Eagles). ... Detroit WR Calvin Johnson has 10 receiving touchdowns in his past 12 games against divisional opponents. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has rushed for 557 yards in his last five games against the Lions. ... Minnesota's Visanthe Shiancoe leads all NFC tight ends with 162 receiving yards this year.

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