Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons NFL Free Pick And Preview
Maybe the Falcons can play better football in a different country. Is Mike Smith still head coach? Well there is your answer. The Dirty Birds are a team who is in a total mis-match here.
The offensive line of Atlanta has as much to do with their demise as anything, as QB Ryan was sacked 5 times last week by the Ravens in a game they were only in at the coin flip, after that they were dominated again.
The Lions D-Line is the best in football and the Lions defense ranked #1 and despite all Ryans weapons, they do not have time for plays to develop and Atlanta cannot run the ball to save their life. This is a team with no team chemistry and no identity.
Detroit’s offense should have better numbers than they do, but the defense is carrying them this season. WR Johnson has practiced but is doubtful or at least not 100%, but QB Stafford has numerous weapons at WR and a 1-2 punch at RB with Bush healthy again that should control this game from the opening bell.
The Falcons have dropped 4 straight games by double digits and this is the best defense they have seen. I know the NFL many times is zig-zag week to week with numerous teams, but Atlanta after a quick start to the season has been consistently bad.
On a Neutral site this line should be 7 points, I like the value on the vastly better team who is in a dogfight for their division with a hot Green Bay team, and this is a winnable road game they need.
Play on: Detroit Lions -3.5