Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview

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Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz after the game against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Detroit won 40-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit is a team desperate for a win to stop what seems like an inevitable fall from first place in the NFC North. Baltimore is fighting for a wildcard spot in the AFC and a win in Detroit could go a long way.

The two biggest keys to this game are the turnover battle and the Ravens ability to protect Joe Flacco. The Lions have had issues with turnovers recently, and need to win that battle against a team that struggled to take the ball away. If the Lions allow Joe Flacco time in the pocket, he will pick apart the Lions secondary. If they can get to him, it could be a long night.

Prediction – Detroit pulls out a close one, 35-27.