5. What’s your prediction for the game?
"Detroit has been very good at home, but they tend to struggle in games they should win (against the Bears and Titans). I think Bortles gives Detroit’s secondary some trouble and I see this as a very close game. Detroit is playing for a playoff spot, however, and the Jaguars are not so I’m gonna go with the Lions 31-28."
I assume Matt is a little bit influenced here by the Lions’ penchant for close games and 4th quarter playmaking, but I find it hard to see this game being legitimately competitive. Matthew Stafford should have plenty of time to throw the ball down the field against an anemic Jacksonville pass rush, and the Jaguar offense will predictably do nothing for the majority of the first three quarters. If it does end up 31-28 in the Lions favor, a majority of those 28 points will likely come in the 4th quarter long after the outcome has been decided.
Are the Jaguars going to show up and put up a decent fight on Sunday? Check out my Friday Fact or Fiction column tomorrow to find out.
Check out my answers to Matt’s questions over at SideLion Report.