At least in the case of Detroit, they appear to have an offense that knows what it wants to do. Through Week 3, the Lions are second in the NFL in points scored with 95. They are sixth in yards-per-play at 6.0. The Seahawks are 28th in points scored with 47. But they bounce back a bit in yards-per-play at 5.4 (17th in the NFL).
But this likely only means that both offenses will be brilliant on Sunday because both defenses are so atrociously bad. The Seahawks, while not using them fully and the play-calling has been awful, have the talent to expose a bad Detroit D.
Seahawks vs. Lions Week 4: Who will win?
The Lions are hurting on offense – literally – and might be without the best running back and best receiver. This could very easily change the outcome of the game. Not that Detroit won’t score but Seattle might simply be able to outscore them.
Maybe this will be the week that Seattle finds hands the ball off to Rashaad Penny and Ken Walker a lot. Detroit is worse against the run than the pass. Penny and Walker need to be used much in Week 4. And if they aren’t, Seahawks upper management seriously needs to question why offensive coordinator Shane Waldron has a job.
So what will happen this week between the Seahawks and the Lions? This is what our staff thinks.
Staff predictions Week 4
Todd Vandenberg: Seattle 38 Lions 34
Jake Luppino: Lions 30 Seattle 26
Andrew Bailie: Seattle 24 Lions 23
Geoff Shull: Seattle 30 Lions 27
Karley Sibert: Lions 34 Seattle 24
Matt Holm: Lions 34 Seattle 27
Max Downard: Lions 35 Seattle 31
Lee Vowell: Seattle 38 Lions 33