Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. Seahawks
Justin Rogers, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions on the outcome of Sunday’s Lions vs. Seahawks game at Ford Field (1 p.m., Fox/760).
Justin Rogers: This is a game where home field matters. I wouldn't feel comfortable taking the Lions on the road this week, but it's the Seahawks making the long trip east. When the talent margin is narrow, that's enough to be the difference. Lions, 22-19
John Niyo: Both teams are in a similar spot, and not just in the NFC standings. Seattle’s recommitted to the run game and overhauling its defense. But I’ll go with the home-field advantage and a receiving corps that’s becoming a matchup nightmare for most teams. Lions, 27-21
Bob Wojnowski: Let the Snacks Era begin! OK, so the acquisition of nose tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison isn’t necessarily a season-changer, but it sure can change the Lions’ run defense, which has been a major weakness. Seattle has lost a lot of pieces, but its defense is still punishing and Russell Wilson is still dangerous, even if he doesn’t run as much. Speaking of running, once again it’s important the Lions let Kerryon Johnson loose, and keep Matthew Stafford upright. Lions, 23-16