The picks for this week’s “Sunday Night Football” game are heavily favored towards Pittsburgh. Check it out.
Total: 10 of 40 picked Lions (25.0%)
In every publication but ESPN, there are a few brave souls who picked the Lions as home underdogs, but for the most part, Pittsburgh is the popular pick.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be the usual bump in faith for the local experts. The Detroit media is identical in their belief that the Lions will suffer their third straight loss.
Total: 7 of 28 picked Lions (25.0%)
Interestingly, of the ten beat writers in Detroit, only one is picking the Lions: the Detroit Free Press’ Shawn Windsor. Along with Windsor, the only real optimism is coming from our friends at Detroit Jock City. Four of their staff members are picking Detroit to pull off the upset.
Kickoff is still several hours away, but we’ll see if the Lions can prove the doubter—both locally and nationally—wrong.