The Detroit Lions are coming off a nice restful bye week going into Week 10. Their opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, have not had a restful week, playing a game on Monday, emerging victorious over the Chicago Bears.
The winless Detroit Lions who are 0-8 are still looking for that first win, after passing on Odell Beckham Jr. it seems that this group feels they can get the job done eventually. However, this week is not going to be the week.
The Lions have a lot more rest coming into this matchup, but the 5-3 Steelers have won their last four match-ups and are likely going to cruise to another victory this Sunday. While the quest for the team’s first win is still going, this is likely not the week for it.
It’s no shock as to what the issues are with the Lions, it’s like beating a dead horse. Lack of personnel, lack of players due to injuries, and things stacking against the Lions for the most part. However, the Steelers are seeing Najee Harris, Chase Claypool, and Diontae Johnson carry the offense under the leadership of Ben Roethlisberger.
The Detroit Lions are going to struggle against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Lions are still out there grinding and working for that first win. Head coach Dan Campbell has done a good job keeping these guys invested and motivated as the team looks to wrangle in that elusive first win.
Given the Lions’ struggles this year and the inability to get things going during this rebuild, the focus has shifted to the 2022 NFL Draft. But, that’s a topic for another time. This weekend’s tilt with the Steelers allows the Lions to try and scrape together a winning effort.
While the Steelers may be without Chase Claypool, the Lions are already missing some players in their secondary, and are throwing inexperienced players into the fire hoping for results. But the Steelers are likely going to be able to have a field day with the Lions’ defense.
It will be interesting to see if the Lions’ offense can get much of anything going against a strong Steelers’ defense. The Steelers defense has allowed the eighth least amount of points in the NFL this season. They average 21.1 points per game given up.
Detroit Lions betting odds, spread, and prediction
According to WynnBET, the Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by 7.5 points at the time of writing this betting preview. With the -7.5 point line favoring the Steelers, the Over/Under is set at 42.5 points on the game.
Check out this FanSided Betting article for any more betting odds you may be looking for ahead of Week 10’s action.
Prediction: I think the Steelers’ defense is going to come out and put the clamps on the already deadened Lions offense. It feels like one of those games similar to that of the matchup with Philadelphia, where the Lions come out and are unable to do much of anything offensively and the Steelers offense has a field day. It seems like the under should be a safe play, expecting the Lions to struggle to put points up and the Steelers not having a powerhouse offense and possibly being without Claypool.