In the early season, the Detroit Lions have shown they have some flashes of confidence in their offense, but the same cannot be said for the other side of the ball. Through two games Detroit is already crashing out in defensive metrics, picking up right where they left off in 2020. Now with injuries mounting and Jamie Collins up for sale, straits are getting quite dire.
Now coming to town: the Baltimore Ravens, high off a win over the juggernaut Kansas City Chiefs. Quarterback Lamar Jackson still looks hot, damn hot, and he’s the kind of dual-threat quarterback that has pestered the Lions for years.
But not all is rosy for the Ravens. The defense is dealing with a spat of positive COVID cases, sidelining four players in their front seven. Meanwhile, starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley is out. This could create a set of vulnerabilities that might allow Detroit to get into this game; but they still need a plan to deal with Jackson and his dynamic play.
The Lions are back home under the dome of Ford Field, and given the circumstances for both team we could potentially see a shootout. Of course, nothing ever works out so clean-cut in the NFL. The only solution is to watch and see for yourself.
Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens game info
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
TV announcers: Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta
Week 3 Map: Courtesy of 506 Sports
Online stream: FUBO.TV, Paramount+, Yahoo Sports app (locally)
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (full list of radio affiliates here)
Radio announcers: Dan Miller, Lomas Brown
Odds: Baltimore -7.5, 50.5 o/u