Week 7 preview: Detroit Lions vs Los Angeles Rams

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The Detroit Lions are coming off their worst performance with their loss last week to the Bengals. This week they take on Matthew Stafford and the Rams.

This matchup has been circled on fans’ calendars since Stafford’s arrival to Los Angeles. Still searching for their first win, Detroit will have to take down an old friend to get over the hump.

Here is our preview of the Week Seven matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams.

Per WynnBET, the Lions will enter the game as +14.5 point underdogs, and for a good reason. The Rams have been one of the top teams in the NFL, with only one blemish on their record against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

Stafford ranks fourth overall in passing yards this season with 1,838 yards and third overall in touchdown passes with 16. A battered Lions offense could have a long day at the office against their former leader.

On the flip side, the Lions’ offense has been abysmal through the air this season and on the ground, and Goff has only thrown for seven touchdowns this season. The offense will have to get off to a fast start to compete with the high-powered Rams offensive unit.

The Rams defensive unit can get to the quarterback in a hurry. Led by Aaron Donald, the Rams defense is tied for third in the league in sacks with 18. The Lions are also dealing with injuries on the offensive side of the ball, with starting left tackle Taylor Decker still out and the loss of starting tackle Frank Ragnow for the season with a toe injury.

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The odds are stacked against the Detroit Lions again this week, but hasn’t that been the case all season? A new front office and coaching staff are trying to build with the pieces left behind from a failing regime. What better way to get their first win than against a top team, right?