Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets: Preview, Start Time, TV, Live Stream


The Detroit Lions head to MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets for Sunday’s week four NFL match-up. The Lions come into the game hoping to continue to build momentum after last Sunday’s win over their division rivals, the Green Bay Packers in Detroit.

The game is set for kick off on September, 28 2014 at 1:00 pm/ET on FOX.

The way that I see it, this game could go a couple of different ways.

  1. It could turn into a defensive battle of attrition, much like the game the Lions just played last Sunday against the Packers.
  2. It could end up a shoot-out as both teams have injuries in the back end of their defenses.
  3. Or, it could be a lopsided affair in favor of the favored, Detroit Lions.

Both the Detroit Lions and New York Jets come into Sunday’s game stout on the defensive side of the pigskin. The Lions defense is ranked No. 1 in the NFL and the Jets defense, No. 2.

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Some are surprised by this, especially with the Detroit Lions secondary banged up. DB Cassius Vaughn has already been ruled OUT for Sundays game and fellow defensive backs Bill Bentley and rookie Nevin Lawson have been placed on injured reserve.

However, despite this laundry list of injuries Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis have held down the fort and both have played very well so far in 2014.

The Jets also have some injuries on defense. DB Dee Milliner hasn’t practiced all week and is DOUBTFUL to play this weekend. The first-round pick would have had the daunting task of stopping Calvin Johnson on Sunday. Johnson himself did not practice on Wednesday because of an ankle ailment, but he has played through a variety of injuries over the years and will likely be on the field Sunday.

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The Detroit Lions key to victory over the Jets is a simple one in my opinion — do what they do best, throw the ball.

The Jets pass defense is sketchy. In three games, the Jets have allowed seven touchdown passes, including a pair to Bears tight end Martellus Bennett last Monday night. While stopping Megatron figures to be the Jets’ top priority, there’s reason to suspect Detroit’s other passing game threats could also give New York a world of trouble. Keep an eye on wideout Golden Tate and rookie tight end Eric Ebron.

Convert on Third Down

The Lions have been sharp on third downs this season, converting 27-of-48 attempts. Moreover, the Lions are 18-of-22 on third downs of five yards or less (81.8 percent).

If the Jets hope to win in, they better win the first- and second-down situations.

When, Where, and Weather

  • When: Sunday, September 28th – 1:00 pm/ET
  • Where: MetLife Stadium
  • Weather: Clear skies, high 70’s to low 80’s. Visit Weather Underground for the latest forecast.
  • TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: DirecTV Sunday NFL Ticket
  • Radio: NEW YORK: 98.7 ESPN New York / DETROIT: 97.1 The Ticket
  • Ticket Info: For Detroit Lions ticket info click here. For New York Jets ticket info click here.