The Seahawks play the Lions in Detroit on Sunday. Both teams need a win to keep pace for the playoffs. Here’s what our staff thinks happens.
The Seahawks are 3-3 going into week eight. The bye week is done so the only thing left every week is a Seattle football game. If Seattle can get to 10 wins, there is a good chance they make the 2018 postseason. To get to 10, they need a win in Detroit.
Here is the 12th Man Rising staff’s best guesses at what happens when the Seahawks play the Lions.
Kevin Daggett (co-host of the 12th Man Rising podcast)
Although it is crazy to say this is a “must win” game, this is at least a “you better win or you’re screwed” game. Seattle needs to take advantage of the Lions because looking ahead in the schedule, there are quite a few “we’re probably not gonna win” games. The Lions beat the Fins, which I didn’t expect, so a game that I had as a for-sure win in preseason is now a question mark. Lets hope the ‘Hawks are rested and can keep the run game momentum going and Matthew Stafford is more interested in his old high school buddy Clayton Kershaw winning the World Series.
Prediction: Seahawks 24 Lions 21
Luke Allen (contributor)
Historically, the Seahawks under Pete Carroll are very good coming off bye weeks. Ideally, the team will have KJ Wright and JD McKissic back for this game. Detroit is a decent football team with a strong defense and a very capable offense. Coming off a big road win in Miami, the Lions should be pretty confident in themselves. However do not let that win fool you. Detroit has been possibly the most inconsistent team in the past few years. Both teams are sitting at .500 (3-3) and only one of them can get in the W column this weekend. Seattle sneaks out of Detroit in a very close game with a little bit of Russell Wilson magic and a Seabass game winner.
Prediction: Seahawks 27 Lions 26
Lee Vowell (co-expert)
Winning on the road in the NFL is never easy. Seattle does have a few things in their favor Sunday, however. One is that they run the ball well now and the Lions are just 30th against the run. If Chris Carson and Mike Davis can eat clock, the Seahawks should be able to control the game. Seattle will need to put pressure on Stafford, though. Frank Clark can do it. But can anyone else?
Prediction: Seahawks 23 Lions 21