Vikings WR Diggs, CB Terence Newman inactive against Lions

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a 25-yard touchdown pass over Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, right, during the second half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. The Detroit Lions hosts the Minnesota Vikings in a matchup of first-place teams in the NFC North on Thanksgiving Day. Detroit cornerback Darius Slay hopes to help his defense limit receiver Stefon Diggs after he had a career-high 13 receptions in the previous matchup. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)
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DETROIT (AP) Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs is inactive for Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions.

Diggs was questionable on the team's injury report Wednesday with a knee injury, and losing him in a matchup of first-place teams is a blow for Minnesota. Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to start in Diggs' place.

Vikings cornerback Terence Newman is out with a neck injury and is expected to be replaced by Trae Waynes.

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy is inactive with a knee injury.

Here's the list of the inactives in the opener of the NFL's tripleheader.

MINNESOTA AT DETROIT

Vikings: DT Sharrif Floyd, CB Marcus Sherels.

Lions: LB DeAndre Levy, S Don Carey, RB Justin Forsett, OL Joe Dahl, OT Cornelius Lucas, QB Jake Rudock.

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