The Detroit Lions have only to look at the Minnesota Vikings to see how a football team can get the right elements to succeed. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia speaks to the media after the 42-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Ford Field. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press This team has a talented roster, a tremendous running game and a top-tier defense that clamps down on the run and gets after the quarterback. It has a strong running game that complements its own quarterback, who threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns.  This is what the Lions have been trying to build. Only here’s the problem: It was the Minnesota Vikings that looked so impressive. They have become the team the Lions want to be. The Lions are just — well, mediocre. Good enough to keep it close, but not good enough to beat a contender like the Vikings. “We’re running the ball — play-action pass and we’re converting on third downs, the pocket has been clean, offensive line has been playing with great intensity,” Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said...