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Lions vs. Rams expert picks, score predictions

A look at our picks for Sunday’s game.

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The Detroit Lions have their hands full this week. A week after getting thrashed by the Cincinnati Bengals, the degree of difficulty has been cranked to 11 this Sunday. Not only must the Lions deal with the trials and tribulations of a west coast trip, but waiting for them is the 5-1 Los Angeles Rams with a red-hot offense and a steadily improving defense.

Of course, the headlines this week have surrounded the quarterbacks. Jared Goff, who clearly is still feeling some feelings about Sean McVay and how things ended in LA, gets a chance at revenge, just a week after head coach Dan Campbell challenged him to be better. Matthew Stafford has nothing to prove a Lions team that knew his talent all along, but man, it’s going to be something watching him throw against the Lions. The Vegas line for this game is Rams by 16.5, up from the opening line of 13.5.

As Lions fans, we’re more than used to dealing with a beatdown, but a beatdown at the hands of Matthew Stafford would certainly present a new, somewhat conflicting feeling for some. Unfortunately, everyone on the Pride of Detroit staff thinks that’s exactly what is going to happen on Sunday. Not only is everyone picking the Lions, but 11 of our 13 staffers have the Lions losing by at least three touchdowns.

Yikes.

Here are the score predictions:

Kyle Yost (6-0): 34-17 Rams
John Whiticar (6-0): 38-17 Rams
Jeremy Reisman (5-1): 35-10 Rams
Erik Schlitt (5-1): 41-13 Rams
Hamza Baccouche (4-2): 41-17 Rams
Alex Reno (4-2): 27-3 Rams
Jerry Mallory (4-2): 30-17 Rams
Andrew Kato (4-2): 42-17 Rams
Ryan Mathews (4-2): 40-10 Rams
Kellie Rowe (4-2): 35-13 Rams
Mike Payton (4-2): 63-10 Rams
Chris Perfett (3-3): 69-14 Rams
Morgan Cannon (2-1): 34-13 Rams

See all of our Week 7 picks here.

Now let’s hear from you. Vote for the winner in the poll below and share your score predictions in the comment section below.

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Who wins, Lions or Rams?

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  • 22%
    Lions
    (146 votes)
  • 77%
    Rams
    (516 votes)
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