Many fans are probably shocked, but the Detroit Lions are 0-7 heading into Week 8. Just kidding, the Los Angeles Rams did exactly what was expected and kept Dan Campbell from getting his first win as a head coach, not without the Lions running some backyard football early on.
This week the Detroit Lions will be taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in a matchup featuring two rough teams. The Eagles are 2-5 in a horrid NFC East division that has them on a two-game losing streak. The Lions, still searching for their first win, are hoping for some magic.
It seems like beating a dead horse, but the Lions will find their first win; it will happen. This week might be a much better shot for the Lions though the hope should still not be too much in favor of the Lions reversing the narrative in Week 8.
The Lions came out playing Madden with all kinds of chaos against the Rams. It helped them get out to an early lead, but Matthew Stafford took over and got them rolling. Dan Campbell can coach, and the Lions are getting there; the same issues continue to persist.
New week, same issues for the Detroit Lions.
I’m sure any fans reading this are shocked, but injuries continue to wreak havoc on the Lions’ roster. However, it seems like there could be some help coming in the Lions’ future ahead of the trade deadline.
It’s been rumored the Lions are looking to add wide receiver Andy Isabella from the Arizona Cardinals before the trade deadline. The Eagles are watching Jalen Hurts run things offensively. He leads the team in rushing yards with 361 on the season, which is ahead of Miles Sanders (300 yards) and Kenneth Gainwell (120 yards).
If the Lions can focus on getting pressure on Hurts and forcing bad passes, they may have a shot to get some things going. Offensively, the Lions are still going to have struggles, and that’s due to injuries and limitations in personnel.
If Jared Goff can get the ball moving and D’Andre Swift can continue to have some success, the Lions do have a better shot in this game than they have the past couple of weeks. That being said, let’s take a look at the odds for Week 8 against the Eagles at home.
Detroit Lions betting odds, spread, and prediction
According to WynnBET, the Philadelphia Eagles are favored by 3.5 points at the time of writing this betting preview. With the -3.5 point line favoring the Eagles, the Over/Under is set at 48.5 points on the game.
Check out this FanSided Betting article for any more betting odds you may be looking for ahead of week seven’s action.
Prediction: I’m expecting a closer game between these two. It’s going to come down to execution and how much damage Hurts can do with the Eagles’ offense. If the Lions can come out and hit the field looking to bite off some kneecaps like they did last Sunday, they may find themselves in line for their first victory. I’ve been right for two weeks, so why not jeopardize the streak. I’ve got the Lions holding the lead late and staving off the Eagles for a victory. It’ll be a slim one, but the Lions will get their elusive first win this weekend if all goes well.