Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers: DJC Staff Predictions


Fresh off a good win over the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions looks to finish strong against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2015 home finale. The DJC staff makes their picks.

Zac Snyder (9-5) – The last time the Detroit Lions played a game that I figured was a clear win they came out and dropped a stinker against the St. Louis Rams. I’m not going to let that cloud my judgement this week though. That clunker in St. Louis aside, the Lions have kept fighting despite not having anything to play for the second half of the season. The fans may not be totally into the last home game of the season but look for another good effort from the team. Lions 23, 49ers 13

Aaron Huizenga (8-6) – No pick

Matt Snyder (6-8) – Despite the substandard record, the Lions have actually played most of the season as an average NFL team. The 49ers have not been that at all this season, particularly on offense where they’ve struggled to put up points. This is a game Detroit should win. Lions 23, 49ers 17

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Mike Rizzo (5-9) – After a 1-7 start, seeing their offensive coordinator fired and the GM and the President fired, the Lions have now rebounded and have the chance to finish 6-2 in their last 8 games. This leaves a lot of fans wondering what could’ve been if the Lions just started better. The Lions welcome the 49ers into town who are 4-10 for their home finale. The Lions should win, will they? I think they will. The Lions win the home finale to go to 6-9. Lions 28, 49ers 13

Erik Schlitt (5-9) – Over the last month of football, the San Francisco 49ers have been competitive despite losing three of their last four. The fact of the matter is, they’re still losing because, quite frankly, they’re not a very good football team. The 49ers defense has been middle of the road, at best, but their offense is one of the worst in the league. Conversely, over the last month, the Lions have shown an offensive spark and an above average defense. Matthew Stafford has been superb lately and he should be able to lead the Lions with a balanced offensive attack. The Lions defense is at a real advantage here and I expect them to be the hero’s in this game. Lions 24, 49ers 13.

Braden Shackelford (4-10) – The Lions are such a polarizing team–They’ve looked mostly good since their blowout loss in London, but have had a few hiccups (entire St. Louis Rams game, infamous hail marry against Green Bay, turnovers on Monday night against New Orleans). There’s a decent chance the Lions lose this one given their track record, but I’ll go with a win for the Lions in their last home game of the season. Lions win, 24-20.

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