Many National Football League odds makers have the Buffalo Bills as the favorite by three points over the Detroit Lions.
Simply, the wrong team is favored in this game.
The Bills are favored as the Lions defense is not as good against the pass as the Bills defense is. However, that is not what the difference maker will be.
The Bills defense against the run is just down right terrible as it is the worst I have ever seen in my entire life. In recent years the run defense has been bad, but it only gave up 150 yards a game. This year it is just completely different as they are giving up almost 180 yards a game and before last Sunday they were averaging almost 190 yards a game.
The Lions have a solid running back in rookie Jahvid Best as in eight starts this year he has rushed for 345 yards and four touchdowns on 107 carries. That is not bad considering the highest number of carries he had in a single game was 17.
The reason that is good, even though it is 3.2 yards a carry, is due to the Lions defense not being so good they haven’t led many football games. When a team is behind constantly they have to pass the football a lot, which is why the Lions passing game is ranked so high, besides the obvious talent that they have at the skilled positions.
In the end, the winner will be the team whose defense performs better.
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Written by Paul Kasprzak