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Vikings at Lions: Thanksgiving Day Live Blog

The Minnesota Vikings will play the Detroit Lions in the first game on Thanksgiving Day.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The game of the day is the first one with the Minnesota Vikings (8-2) paying a visit to their NFC North rival Detroit Lions (6-4) in a battle for control of the division down the stretch.

A win by Minnesota would effectively end the battle for the division and put them in the drivers seat in that regard. They also need the win to keep pace with the Philadelphia Eagles who sit at 9-1.

For the Lions, they need this win to make the NFC North interesting down the stretch and they need it to keep pace with the playoff contenders in a strong conference.

Vikings vs Lions live blog