Detroit News predictions: Lions-Jets

The Detroit News

Rod Beard: The first half will be a defensive struggle but the Lions, with the stronger offense, will manage to break through in the second half, behind Calvin Johnson. The Jets don’t have the same weapons on offense and will struggle to pass. Lions 24-14

Josh Katzenstein: People often say the NFL is an up-down league, and it would make sense for the Lions to come down after such an impressive and emotional victory last week. Plus, the Jets defense is really good, and New York’s rushing attack has been great to start the season. Jets 19-17

Bob Wojnowski: The Jets offense is battered and young QB Geno Smith is erratic, so once again the Lions defensive front should be able to feast. The key is, can Matthew Stafford handle the array of exotic blitzes from Rex Ryan’s defense? The Jets will try hard to make this ugly, and it will be. Jets 16-13

John Niyo: The Jets may have a quarterback controversy brewing. But they also have a secondary the Lions can exploit for some big plays. Time to see just how far Matthew Stafford has come in this new offense. Lions 27-17