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NFL Week 13 expert picks: Staff predictions for Lions vs. Rams

Is there any chance for a Lions upset this week? Our staff weighs in.

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A few weeks ago, a fellow Detroit Lions asked me bluntly, “Is there ever a week when the entire Pride of Detroit staff picks against the Lions?”

I told the writer it probably happened when the staff was smaller once or twice, but now that the POD family is so big, there’s almost always at least one soul brave enough to take the Lions, even when they’re big underdogs.

Well, not this week. The Lions are as big as 11-point underdogs this week against the Los Angeles Rams, and most of the staff here thinks that number is way too low. Clearly some of the writers here have given up, predicting the Rams to lay 60 points (or more) on Detroit on Sunday. Others have a more conservative score prediction, like 27-24. That prediction belongs to Jerry Mallory, and he’s literally the only one who is even predicting a one-score game.

Here’s a look at the sad state of affairs with the Pride of Detroit staff.

Kellie Rowe (6-3): 174-13 Rams
Andrew Kato (5-4): 41-17 Rams
Ryan Mathews (5-6): 49-6 Rams
Justin Simon (5-6): 34-17 Rams
Mike Payton (5-6): 45-14 Rams
Jeremy Reisman (5-6): 38-17 Rams
Kent Lee Platte (5-6): 63-35 Rams
Alex Reno (5-6): 40-10 Rams
Kyle Yost (4-7): 49-7 Rams
Levi Blue (4-7): 37-17 Rams
Mansur Shaheen (4-7): 78-4 Rams
John Whiticar (4-7): 39-4 Rams
FanPulse (3-8): No pick
Jerry Mallory (3-8): 27-24 Rams
Chris Perfett (3-8): Rams 69, Lions nice
Hamza Baccouche (3-8): 33-24 Rams

Time to hear your predictions for Sunday. Vote on the winner in the poll below and give you score prediction in the comment section below. The closest comment to the final score gets a shoutout in next week’s On Paper.


Who wins on Sunday?

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