Detroit Lions: Top 5 Games to Watch in 2015

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Kansas City Chiefs

Dec 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback

Alex Smith

(11) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker

James Harrison

(92) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

This game will be one of the few games this year in the NFL that both teams are playing on neutral field, in London. Although, the Detroit Lions have developed quite a large following in England and it’s quite possible this will feel like a home game for Detroit even though the schedule slates it as a home game for Kansas City.

Even though the Chiefs finished the season in 2014 with a 9-7 record, do not count them out from making this a nail-biter of a game. With players like Jamaal Charles as their running back and defenders like Justin Houston who had 22 sacks last season alone, both sides of the ball for Detroit will have to remain sharp and on their game.

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If we can stop the run game, and limit the targets for Alex Smith, this game should be pretty fun to watch. Being that this game is a mid-season game, it will be a good test to see how both the offense and defense have come together throughout the season and watch them perform. I, for one, am really looking forward to watching this game. By this point in time, the team should be firing on all cylinders, barring any injuries in the first half of the season.

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