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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

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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