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
|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.