Detroit Lions v. Patriots: Staff Picks and Score Predictions


The Detroit Lions will face the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium today at 1pm.  Both teams are looking to snap a two-game losing streak and avoid a 1-4 start to the season.

This will be an interesting matchup as both teams are severely riddled with injuries.  The Patriots are even down to their third-string Quarterback, Bailey Zappe.  Despite taking over last week, this will be Zappe’s first career start.  The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, are still waiting to see if Amon-Ra St. Brown will take the field after missing last week’s game.

The Lions have made some changes on the defensive side of the ball after a horrendous performance verse the Seattle Seahawks.  They will put those changes into effect Sunday in hopes to grasp the win in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Here are our staff picks and predictions for today’s game:

Braylon Edwards: Lions 35, Patriots 24

Adham Beydoun: Patriots 17, Lions 14

Ryan Ermanni: Lions 25, Patriots 24

Darren McCarty: Lions 31, Patriots 28

Tom Mazawey: Lions 31, Patriots 28

Neal Ruhl: Lions 24, Patriots 23

Jeff Iafrate: Patriots 24, Lions 20

Eazy: Patroits 23 Lions 20

Spencer Raxter: Lions 26 Patroits 21

Sam “Stick” Day: Lions 23, Patriots: 20

Nick Leach: Lions 33, Patriots 9

Maddy Miller: Lions 31, Patriots 24

Rogelio Castillo: Patriots 24 Lions 14