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CBS Sports Steve Beuerlein Talks Vikings Vs. Packers On Thursday Night Football

The Minnesota Vikings are set to take on the Green Bay Packers on “Thursday Night Football,” and these are both two teams that are starting to turn their season around. Former NFL quarterback Steve Beuerlein of CBS Sports took a few moments to speak about the NFC North contest this Thursday.

10/01/2014

Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings scrambles with the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons on September 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Minnesota Vikings Vs. Green Bay Packers

Will this contest between NFC North rivals be the first competitive Thursday night game of the season?

10/01/2014

Corey Fuller #10 of the Detroit Lions catches a second quarter interception behind Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Stuff Packers 19-7

The Lions (2-1) came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn’t much matter with Rodgers under constant pressure.

97.1 The Ticket–09/21/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lions Ready For Matchup With Packers

Although Johnson and Stafford remain one of the game’s most dynamic tandems, the Lions haven’t been able to support them with a consistent running game so far.

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Kerry Taylor #13 of the Jacksonville Jaguars can't hold onto the ball against Cassius Vaughn #29 of the Detroit Lions in the third quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Vaughn, Waddle Ruled Out For Lions; Ihedigbo Doubtful

The Lions have already lost cornerbacks Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson to season-ending injuries, and safety James Ihedigbo hasn’t played yet.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions runs for a first down during the fourth quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Packers 40-10.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Packers-Lions Preview Capsule

Packers have won 15 of past 17 in series, but Detroit routed Green Bay on Thanksgiving last year.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 22: Le'Veon Bell #6 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 22, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Steelers defeated the Packers 38-31. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Packers’ Corners Gear Up For Lions’ Calvin Johnson

Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are bracing for another matchup with Calvin Johnson.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 18: Jordy Nelson #87 runs for a first down as Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions attempts to make the stop during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Packers defeated the Lions 24-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Prepare For Dangerous Tandem Of Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson

Against Nelson, the most the Lions can do is try to slow him down and prevent any game-wrecking plays, coordinator Teryl Austin said.

CBS Detroit–09/18/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

LB Matthews On The Move On Field With Packers

No matter how the Packers defense lines up, Clay Matthews is adamant that his top goal is to disrupt opponents and make big plays.

97.1 The Ticket–09/18/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 14: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on September 14, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Jets 31-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Packers Defense Back On Track After Rough Start

Coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers believe the Green Bay Packers defense is headed in the right direction, and not just because there was no other way to go after its struggles against the defending Super Bowl champions in the season opener.

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2014

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