And the Lions aren't the same team, either.Hunter Morrow wrote:I understand that the Lions already did beat us, but they seem like they could be a paper tiger.
Their 5 wins apart from us are...
New York Giants in a tailspin season (one of football's worst teams, easily)
The Packers without Aaron Rodgers
Browns by fewer points than we beat them by
I think beating the Redskins on the road after they beat the Seahawks and beating the Rams by 17 is easily more impressive than what they did in their last 2 games. We are not the team that played the Lions in that first game anymore. We are not going to score only 7 points against them. We have scored 20 points or more in every game following the Lions game. We were two routine field goals away from having 3 consecutive 30+ point games. I think the offense has figured it out.
I figure us to win by between 7 and 10 point. 24-17 seems like a reasonable score for us to win by.
In the 5 games that Haloti Ngata was playing DT for the Lions, they gave up 373 yards rushing (74.6 yards per game).
In the 5 games since he tore his biceps and was lost for the season, they've given up 769 yards (153.8 yards per game).
Meanwhile, the Vikings have averaged 133.5 yards per game rushing since Dalvin Cook went down.
If Detroit can't stop our running game, they have no chance. Keenum feasts on play-action.
I say they can't. Vikings by 10.