Much like last week, the Detroit Lions find themselves in a situation where if they want to enter December with any hopes of a playoff berth, they likely have to come out of Sunday with a win. Last week, they were able to eke by with a last-second win over the Washington Football Team despite blowing a 21-point lead.
This week, they’ll have to do so without some of their best players on the roster. Kenny Golladay, D’Andre Swift, Danny Amendola, Trey Flowers, and Da’Shawn Hand won’t play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. However, the Panthers are going through some injury issues, as well. Star running back Christian McCaffrey is out. So is starting left tackle Russell Okung, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a game-time decision.
In other words, this is anyone’s game. And by looking at our staff picks for Lions vs. Panthers, you can see that there isn’t any consensus among us. Of our 13 staffers, eight have the Lions winning, while five have the Panthers coming out victorious. Here’s a look at our picks for Week 11.
Kellie Rowe (6-3): Lions win
Ryan Mathews (5-4): 24 - 13 Lions
Kyle Yost (5-4): 23-21 Lions
Chris Perfett (5-4): ∃Ɐδ - ρΩ Lions
Jeremy Reisman (4-5): 24-20 Panthers (read Jeremy’s preview here)
Justin Simon (5-4): 27-24 Lions (read Justin’s preview here)
Alex Reno (4-5): 24-18 Panthers
Jerry Mallory (4-5): 23-17 Lions
John Whiticar (3-6): 30-23 Lions win
Mansur Shaheen (4-5): 35-17 Panthers
Mike Payton (3-6): 20-17 Panthers
Hamza Baccouche (2-6): 24-20 Panthers
Andrew Kato (2-7): 24-17 Lions
(You can see our picks for all Week 11 games here).
Now it’s your turn to make your pick. Who you got?
Who wins on Sunday?
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