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Week 15 NFL expert picks: Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills predictions

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A look at who we’re taking on Sunday.

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The Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills don’t have much to play for. Both teams are beat up. The Bills are already eliminated from playoff contention, and the Lions’ postseason odds are beyond realistic at this point.

That being said, draft position is on the line on Sunday. Currently the Lions (5-8) are eighth in the draft order, while the Bills (4-9) sit at sixth. A win on Sunday could push either team significantly down the draft order, with eight teams within one game of each other at the top of the draft.

Our staff is a little split on whether or not the Lions come out of Buffalo with their second straight road win. Of our 15 staffers, 11 are predicting a Lions victory. The other four are taking the Bills. Just about everyone is expecting a low-scoring game.

Kellie Rowe (8-3): 16-13 Lions
Andrew Kato (6-4): 20-13 Lions
Ryan Mathews (7-6): 30-10 Bills
Justin Simon (7-6): 20-10 Lions
Mike Payton (7-6): 16-10 Lions
Jeremy Reisman (7-6): 13-6 Bills
Kent Lee Platte (7-6): 10-7 Lions
Alex Reno (7-6): 20-10 Lions
Levi Blue (6-7): 17-14 Lions
Mansur Shaheen (6-7): 9-2 Lions
Kyle Yost (5-8): 13-6 Bills
John Whiticar (5-8): 13-7 Lions
Jerry Mallory (5-8): 23-20 Lions
Hamza Baccouche (5-8): 16-10 Lions
Chris Perfett (4-9): 3-2 Bills

Now it’s your turn to make your predictions. In the poll below, pick your winner, and in the comment section be sure to give us your score prediction. Closest to the actual score gets a shoutout in next week’s On Paper.

Go Lions!

Poll

Who wins on Sunday?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Lions
    (145 votes)
  • 35%
    Bills
    (81 votes)
226 votes total Vote Now