This week, Hamza is off, so I’m here to take over the Detroit Lions Bold Prediction of the Week. I’m not usually one to make bold predictions, as I try to make my predictions as objective and logical as possible.
But I have to say, I like the opportunity to let my freak flag fly and throw a crazy prediction out there, because why not? I’ll throw some rationale for my position, but this has to be bold, meaning it’s at least a little illogical.
Lions Bold Prediction of the Week: Detroit’s defense outscores their offense with two touchdowns
The Arizona Cardinals’ offense is terrible. Their offensive line is completely depleted with injury. Their leading receiver is out for the rest of the year with a foot injury. Their rookie quarterback has the third-highest interception rate of passers with at least seven starts this year.
Detroit hasn’t been very good at creating turnovers this year (23rd in takeaways), but the Cardinals offense has the sixth most giveaways.
With Detroit’s defensive line finally clicking, and their secondary with a couple of playmakers—even if they haven’t showed it this year—I think this is an opportunity for the Lions to finally get some defensive scores. They haven’t scored on defense since literally the first play from scrimmage of the 2018 season. This week, they’ll get two.
And that will be enough to outscore both offenses on the day. The Lions haven’t scored more than two touchdowns in a game in three weeks and they haven’t scored more than 23 in four weeks.
Be it Darius Slay or Glover Quin or Ezekiel Ansah or Da’Shawn Hand, someone will be dancing in the end zone this week, and I “think” it will happen twice.