Predicting the Detroit Lions’ starting defense for Week 14 matchup vs. Vikings

The Detroit Lions‘ defense still has a long way to go before they can be considered a formidable unit, but they have certainly come a long way since the beginning of the season when they were looking like the worst defense in NFL history. The defense's next test comes on Sunday when the Lions host the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. With a win, the Lions will move to 6-7 on the season, and their playoff hopes will remain alive. A loss would be a nail in their coffin. Here is what we think the Lions starting defense will look like on Sunday against the Vikings.

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Who will start for the Detroit Lions' defense against the Vikings?

Here is what we believe the Detroit Lions starting defense will look like on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings.

DT – Alim McNeil

DT/NT – Isaiah Buggs

DE – Aidan Hutchinson

DE – John Cominsky

LB – Alex Anzalone

LB – Malcolm Rodriguez

CB – Jeff Okudah

CB – Jerry Jacobs

CB – Will Harris

S – DeShon Elliott

S- Kerby Joseph

When you only look at the season stats, the Lions' defense does not look very good, but they have been playing much better as of late, and they will look to make a statement on Sunday against the Vikings.