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Preview: Similar situations face Vikes, Lions

Matthew Stafford (Ronald&nbps;Martinez/Getty)

The Lions are a team that has blown hot and cold over the first half of the season. Sound familiar? It should, because both teams are in a precarious position entering Sunday's game.

Few teams in the NFL have had a bigger roller coaster ride during the 2012 season than the Detroit Lions. When they met the Vikings in Week 4, it appeared as though their season was on the brink of destruction. Thanks to a pair of special teams touchdowns – a 105-yard kickoff return by Percy Harvin to start the game and a 77-yard punt return by Marcus Sherels in the third quarter – the Vikings...

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