This week, as the Lions face their toughest competition in the Atlanta Falcons, the tune is the same, only much more pronounced. Very few people across the country are liking Detroit’s chances against the reigning NFC champions.
Total: 9 of 41 picked Lions (22%)
Last week, only 40 percent of national analysts picked the Lions. That number is nearly cut in half this week. Obviously, this is very understandable. The Falcons are widely considered a top five team in the NFL, while most are hesitant to crown the Lions.
So is local media buying into the Lions yet?
Total: 10 of 28 picked Lions (35.7%)
While the local analysts are a bit more optimistic about Detroit’s chances on Sunday, they, too, are mostly picking the Falcons to win.
What do you think is going to happen on Sunday? Is the media giving Detroit a fair shot against the Falcons? Sound off in the comments below.