Detroit Lions (9-7) @ Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

The Detroit Lions head west this weekend for their first round playoff matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. 

WHERE: CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA

KICKOFF: 8:15 p.m. EST

WEATHER: 39* – Rain and possible snow

TV/RADIO: NBC / News Talk 760 | WJR-AM

LINE: Seahawks -8, Over/Under 43 (Westgate)

INJURY REPORT: 

Detroit Lions

PLAYER

POS

INJURY

GAME STATUS

Levy, DeAndre

LB

Knee

Questionable

Roberts, Andre

WR

Shoulder

Questionable

Swanson, Travis

C

Concussion

Out

Reiff, Riley

T

Hip

Questionable

Backman, Kennard

TE

Leg

Out

Rotheram, Matt

G

Biceps

Questionable

Caldwell, Andre

WR

Hand

Questionable

 

Seattle Seahawks

PLAYER

POS

INJURY

GAME STATUS

McDaniel, Tony

DT

Concussion

Out

Myers Jr., Robert

G

Undisclosed

Out

Prosise, C.J.

RB

Shoulder

Out

Foxx, Deshon

WR

Hamstring

Questionable

Jenkins, Shaneil

DE

Knee

Questionable

Perkins, David

DE

Undisclosed

Questionable

Three Things to Watch For:

  • Home Field Advantage– Seattle is known for their deafening crowd called the “12s”. It is imperative that the Lions get out to a great start, in order to keep the crowd out of it. If the Lions have to deal with the 12s and the Seahawks defense, it could make for a long night for the Lions offense
  • Contain, Contain, Contain– Russell Wilson can create havoc with his legs on any given play; and we all saw what happened last week when Aaron Rodgers ran around for hours upon hours. The Lions have to do a better job this week if they plan on giving it a run at a victory. They must do all the can to contain Wilson, keep in the pocket and make his beat us with his arm.
  • Protect the Football–With the weather forecast projected for a nasty evening in Seattle, rain and snow could be the determining factor of this game. Whichever team holds on to the ball more effectively, and not turn it over will win the game.

Prediction: Lions 24, Seahawks 20