If I am sensing the vibe correctly from Lions fans, it seems that most people are cautiously optimistic about the Lions upcoming game against the New York Jets. I think all would agree that the Jets are the superior team but some fans are going as far as saying the Lions will win this Sunday. Is it a belly full of cornbread combined with a homer attitude? Maybe, but there is at least one expert out there who agrees.
ESPN has a panel of eight experts that pick each NFL game (provided the individual is not involved in the broadcast) every week. This week, seven of the eight are picking the Jets to beat the Lions while Ron Jaworski likes the Lions to pull the upset.
One could dismiss the pick as a natural outcome; it shouldn’t be a surprise that one person out of eight has a differing opinion than the other seven. That explanation might fly except that the experts perfectly agree on six of the other 12 games on the NFL schedule.
Jaworski is not only picking against his fellow man, but machine as well. Madden 11 simulation says that Mark Sanchez will get the best of Matthew Stafford and the Jets will take a 24-10 victory over the Lions.