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Cheering for sports teams in Detroit can challenge the faith of even the most devout individuals. Fans are heralding the new Detroit Lions secret weapon: Praying Pat.

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In the below video from NBC’s Detroit affiliate, WDIV, numerous individuals discuss the Lions’ improbable victory over the New England Patriots two weeks ago. The final cause of the Detroit victory is unveiled toward the end of the clip as a local woman, Pat Buczek, offers her prayers for the Lions.

According to the NBC Local 4 ClickOnDetroit crew, the Detroit Lions reached out to NBC Local 4 to thank her but did not utilize her “otherworldly connections” for last week’s game against Dallas. The result? A Detroit Lions loss where many foresaw an easy win.

Local 4 reported Friday that the Detroit Lions organization and fans have reached out to Pat and her husband, Bob, to pray over their upcoming tilt against the Green Bay Packers.

Updated odds have the Lions favored by 1 point in this contest. Could Pat’s prayers be the deciding factor?  What do you think, Nation?

BONUS CONTENT:

Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview-Week 5 Edition

A light edition of Ryan’s Lion’s Betting Preview this week. I finally got off the schneid–correctly picking the Lions to cover the spread against the Cowboys. Unfortunately, the cover came at the expense of losing the total, as the Lions touchdown with 2:17 left in the fourth quarter pushed the game total over 44.

So, one quarter through the Lion’s schedule, it’s not looking so good–hitting 25% of both the game side and total. The only saving grace is that my “other games” in the NFL are 6-2 (75%) on the year meaning that if you’ve wagered every play with the same amount of money, we’re only down the “juice” (or vig).

This week, the Lions host the Packers. While the Lions have had some success against Green Bay of late, today might not be the day this continues.

The Packers opened as a short one-point favorite on the road. The favorite in this matchup is 19-7 in the last 26 Lions/Packers games. Detroit has won two games in a row, and the Packers come in to Ford Field with revenge.

Green Bay should be able to run the ball a little better against the Lions than they have against their first three opponents this season. That is important because they rely on the run to set up the pass, so we could have a Packers offense firing on all cylinders today (automotive term).

https://detroitsportsnation.comgeneral/rdickey/ryans-lions-betting-preview-week-5-edition/10-2018/196863/

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