Bengals vs Lions: Analysis, odds and prediction

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Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after defeating the Green Bay Packers 34-30 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

 

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Detroit Lions (4-2)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Ford Field
Series Leader: Bengals, 7-3
Streak: Bengals have won four-straight meetings, and seven of the previous eight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 2-0. Jim Schwartz: 0-1
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon

 

Offenseive/Defensive Rankings

AVG. YDS (RK) CATEGORY AVG. YDS (RK)
245.3 (16th) Pass Off. 284.3 (6th)
110.3 (16th) Rush Off. 94.2 (20th)
216.3 (9th) Pass Def. 268.3 (21st)
101.3 (9th) Rush Def. 124.8 (27th)

 

The Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions will face-off in Week 7 after both teams were able to earn hard-fought road wins this past week. The Bengals blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead, but overcame the Buffalo Bills in overtime, 27-24.

The Lions trailed the Cleveland Browns by 10 going into halftime, but scored 24-straight points in the second-half to win handily by a 31-17 score. Sunday’s contest will likely feature a shootout in the Ford Field dome. The Lions have scored 74 points in two games at home and scored 24+ points in five of their past six home games overall. Much of this has been due to their dynamic passing attack, which ranks No. 2 in the NFL, but the Bengals do sport the league’s 9th-ranked pass defense, so it will be clash of contrasting styles so to say.

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