FanSided nails prediction for Lions vs. Seahawks in Week 2

In an NFL prediction post for Week 2, the FanSided mothership nailed the prediction for Lions vs. Seahawks.
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The Detroit Lions have lost to the Seattle Seahawks in each of the last two seasons, including last year's 48-45 barn burner at Ford Field where the Seahawks never punted. Detroit's defense looks to be notably better this year, but the Seahawks' offense will present a challenge with plenty of talent around quarterback Geno Smith.

The Seahawks will have to manage without one, and probably both of their starting offensive tackles. Abraham Lucas has been put on IR due to a knee issue, and left tackle Charles Cross has a toe issue that's likely to sideline him this week.

The Lions opened as a 5.5-point favorite for Sunday's game, which has for some reason dropped to 4.5 as of Thursday on FanDuel Sportsbook (odds subject to change). In any case, at home against a team that'll probably be down two-fifths of its starting offensive line, the Lions are natural favorites over the 0-1 Seahawks.

FanSided absolutely nails prediction for Lions vs. Seahawks Week 2

Cody Williams of FanSided has predicted every game on the Week 2 NFL slate. So what does his crystal ball say for Lions vs. Seahawks?

Lions 28, Seahawks 20.

"Doubt Dan Campbell and the Lions at your own peril. This team is a legitimate threat to make a deep playoff run. Granted, the Chiefs receivers did them plenty of favors in Week 1, but Detroit still capitalized.

Seattle was among the most baffling teams to me in Week 1, but their lack of push up front against the Rams was the most alarming part for their defense. The Lions offensive line is better and the coaching staff has them ready to attack the weak spots. Detroit should dominate the lines of scrimmage, resulting in a big-time 2-0 start against two potential playoff teams.

Cody Williams,

Two words for Williams' Lions-Seahawks prediction. Nailed. It. There's an angle where the Lions win by double-digits, if things break badly for Seattle in terms of protecting Smith. The crowd at Ford Field will make it hard for two backup offensive lineman to function, to say nothing of who will lined up across from them (Aidan Hutchinson, etc.).

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