Detroit lost its rookie running back and leading rusher, Kerryon Johnson to an injury after he played in the first meeting.
The Lions have been using a combination of LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner in the backfield. Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talked about the differences leading into Sunday's game for Minnesota in Detroit.
"Well he was a really good back," Zimmer said. "They are using [Zach] Zenner a little bit more. [Theo] Riddick is getting a few more carries, using him out of the backfield some. As far as scheme-wise, they’re not too much different."