Can the Detroit Lions return to form to finish the season strong with a win over the New Orleans Saints? The DJC staff makes their picks.
All that is left to determine is the Detroit Lions’ final draft position. That being said, they haven’t had the look of a team willing to tank the season after stumbling and bumbling to a 1-7 start.
The results over the last two weeks have reverted to the poor form we saw in the first half of the season, so are Lions fans in for another painful night as the Lions take on the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football?
The Detroit Jock City staff makes their picks for tonight’s game.
Zac Snyder (8-5) – The Detroit Lions have been an odd bunch to try to figure out. After feeling like they were underachieving in starting 1-7, they reached a point where it was time to admit that maybe they just weren’t any good. Then they went on a little winning streak, including a rare road win over the Packers. But then just when it looked safe to believe they would mount an effort to finish strong, the Lions lose a heart-breaker to the Packers and lay an egg against the Rams. A primetime road game in the Superdome could easily end up a blowout loss, but I’ll go with a Lions win, 30-27.
Aaron Huizenga (7-6) – The Lions will travel to New Orleans in a game between two teams with disappointing seasons. New Orleans is better at home and has the ability to put points on the board. On the other side of the ball, they haven’t been able to stop anyone all season. Matthew Stafford and company should have no trouble throwing the ball in this one. I like the Lions to put up points early and often and win this one 31-24.
Matt Snyder (6-7) – It’s all over except the draft position for the Lions. Time to see which players are going to be part of next year’s squad. Saints 34, Lions 17
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Mike Rizzo (5-8) – The Detroit Lions are on national TV again as they travel to New Orleans to face the Saints. This one is going to be a shootout. Drew Brees always seems to light up the Lions and I think he’s going to do it again. Both teams are playing for draft position and this will be a shootout. I see the Saints winning a close one and the Lions go to 4-10. Saints 42, Lions 38
Erik Schlitt (5-8) – Drew Brees and the Saints offense are very good at home and very good on national television. That’s not a good combo for the Lions this week. The Saints defense is bad no matter where or when they play. That’s good for the Lions. This game will come down to which Lions offense shows up. Unfortunately for the Lions, their offense has been stagnant on the road. This one will be close but the Lions will come up just short once again. Saints 24, Lions 23.
Braden Shackelford (4-9) – This game could really go either way, but I’ll go with the home team New Orleans Saints who’ve been playing a little better of late. Saints win, 30-27.