Lions fans, welcome back to limbo.
After a gut wrenching loss to the Minnesota Vikings (that could have been avoided with the right play calls), the Detroit Lions enter week 4 very tattered. Luckily, the lions face a very underwhelming Seattle Seahawks team, who’s only win came against a fresh and adjusting Russell Wilson’s Denver Broncos.
The Lions may be injured, but we are aware of what they are capable of. The Lions have yet to lose a game to an opponent with a losing record (and even though it’s early in the season, it’s an impressive feat considering the competition the Vikings and Eagles have faced thus far). It’s reasonable to say the Lions could lose this game due to their injuries to star players such as D’Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown. The Lions primarily move through those two, but Jamaal Williams is a proven talent that can fill the gap for Swift, and Josh Reynolds alongside Kalif Raymond should fill the gaps for the losses sustained.
On the flip side of the coin, Seattle has a problem that Detroit has to face: DK Metcalf
Seeing Metcalf on this Seahawks team is a great reminder of what it was like to see Calvin Johnson paired with when Matt Stafford was injured or not on the team. While DK isn’t quite who Johnson was, he’s still a big body who can impose his will on a defense using his verticality and speed. If the Lions can slow him down, they should have no issue coming out on top, as long as they can contain Lockett.
Lions 24, Seahawks 20