Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks: DJC Staff Predictions


0-3 is not where the Detroit Lions wanted to be and they are staring 0-4 in the face with a primetime road meeting with the Seattle Seahawks on deck.

Can the Lions pull off the upset to salvage something from the first quarter of the season? Here is what the Detroit Jock City staff sees for the game ahead.

Braden Shackelford (0-3) – Detroit Lions fans knew the front half of the schedule was going to be tough, but 0-3 is rough–particularly because of how bad this team has looked. It doesn’t get much better with an away game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, but Seattle is also more vulnerable than they’ve been in the last three seasons. There’s no reason to think the Lions should win this game, but I’ll be in attendance and when that happens the Lions are 2-0. How could I possibly predict anything other than a win Monday night for the Honolulu Blue? Sooner or later this offense has to start clicking. Why not Monday night on national TV? Lions win 23-21.

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Matt Snyder (2-1) – A nationally televised prime time game on the road? Sounds like a recipe for disaster for a Detroit Lions team clawing to hang on. The last breaths of hope for a playoff berth go out the window with a loss, and that’s probably what we’re looking at come Monday night. Seahawks 27, Lions 13

Mike Rizzo (1-2) – The Lions are winless and after Monday Night they will still be winless. The Legion of Boom is back with Kam Chancellor back and the Seahawks are at home where nobody beats them and Monday Night will be no different. Seahawks 34 Lions 10

Erik Schlitt (1-2) – Playing a Monday Night Football game in Seattle sounds like a nightmare. Their top tier defense has the potential to stifle an already stagnate offense while their special teams have a new weapon in rookie wide receiver/returner Tyler Lockett who already has 2 kick return touchdowns in the first 3 games. A motivated Golden Tate returns to Seattle for the first time since he left in free agency and will be looking to make some noise against his former team. But unless Joe Lombardi can figure out how to disguise his play calls better, the Lions could be looking at another long game. The Lions look overmatched in this one and are likely headed for another loss. Seahawks 20, Lions 10.

Aaron Huizenga (2-1) – Kam Chancellor’s return to the Seahawks last weekend fueled an impressive defensive effort that stymied the Chicago Bears offensive attack. The Lions are in need of a spark but will likely find it difficult to get going in one of the toughest environments to play on the road in the NFL. I don’t see the Lions generating very much offense and their already struggling defense will have their hands full with Russell Wilson and company. I hate to say it but it looks like a 0-4 start is the most likely outcome following this Monday night’s contest. Seattle Seahawks 28, Detroit Lions 10

Nate VanNorwick (3-0) – Well, the Lions have lots of talent (or so everyone says), they just haven’t shown it on the field. The Seahawks have lot of talent, and they have been to the Super Bowl the last two years. The Lions come in angry and with something to prove, but Seattle hasn’t had the best start and also has something to prove. And they are playing at home – the home of the 12th man – which only helps them. It will be closer than expected, but still a Lions loss. Seattle 27, Detroit 13.

Zac Snyder (2-1) – In a start to the season that was universally regarded as difficult, this has always been the most difficult game of the bunch. The Lions haven’t lived up to expectations so far, so why should anyone expect them to exceed expectations in week four? You can bet I’ll be pulling hard for the Lions again this week, but I just can’t go in to it expecting anything but the worst. Seahawks 20, Lions 16

Those are our predictions, feel free to leave yours in the comments section down below.

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