Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview

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Aug 17, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (middle) prepares for a snap against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter at M

Lions Passing Offense vs. Ravens Pass Defense

Throwing for just under 4000 yards this season, Matthew Stafford ranks 3rd among NFL quarterbacks in yards this season. It also doesn’t hurt when you have Calvin Johnson to throw to every play. The rest of the Lions receiving corps has been inconsistent, currently leading the NFL in dropped passes.

Expect to see Lardarius Webb lined up opposite Megatron most the game. Jimmy Smith starts at the other corner position, while you’ll see rookie Matt Elam and James Ihedigbo line up at safety. Baltimore has struggled to force turnovers this season with just 15 on the year. Detroit desperately needs to limit it’s turnovers in this one.

Don’t sleep on Baltimore’s 14th-ranked pass defense; they’ll create problems on Monday. Calvin Johnson will give anyone problems, and with Reggie Bush rested, Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has a lot of weapons to work with. Advantage – Detroit