- The Lions opened with three of four games on the road, against opponents who are a combined 9-6 right now (5-6 not including their games against the Lions).
- The Rams opened with three of four games at home, against opponents who are a combined 5-11 right now (3-9 not including their games against the Rams).
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Also, look at our QB vs theirs so far this season:
- Shaun Hill: 97/161 (60.2%), 991 yards (6.2 ypa), 5 TD, 7 INT, 70.2 rating
- Sam Bradford: 92/158 (58.2%), 944 yards (6.0 ypa), 6 TD, 6 INT, 72.3 rating
Advantage nobody, I would say. But when you look at the quality of pass defense that Shaun Hill and Sam Bradford have thrown against through four games, you see that, again, Detroit has been up against far tougher competition:
- Detroit opponent pass defense rankings (by QB rating allowed): #2, #10, #12, #19. Average QB rating: 76.1
- St. Louis opponent pass defense rankings (by QB rating allowed): #16, #18, #21, #26. Average QB rating: 88.5
Shaun Hill has thrown against far tougher pass defenses, through three road games and only one home game, and come up with a cumulative quarterback performance just as good as Sam Bradford, who has been throwing against easier pass defenses with three games in front of a home crowd.
Combine this with the fact that our QB situation may get even better if Stafford gets healthy, and St. Louis isn't sure at this point which QB they need to prepare against, and it wouldn't be surprising to see our passing offense far outperform theirs.
So...how do you like our chances?