- 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?
How do you feel about the Lions chances of winning against St. Louis on Sunday?
I'm expecting a blowout. I'll be somewhat shocked if we don't win by a wide margin. We're so much better than they are, we just need the chance to prove it. (210 votes)
We'll win a good game. It would be an upset if St. Louis comes away with a victory because we have a more talented team. (924 votes)
Toss-up. Maybe we have a slight home-field advantage, but both teams are about as good at this stage in their rebuilding cycles. (551 votes)
The Rams will probably win, but Detroit will make tough game for them and play it close, but the Rams are a little bit better right now. (379 votes)
WINNING is all that matters when you look at a football team. They've won 2. We've won zero. The Rams know how to win and we don't. (258 votes)
2322 total votes