Bengals vs Lions: Position by Position Breakdown

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Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Quarter Backs:

While Andy Dalton played better last week in Buffalo and has a better completion percentage than Stafford (65.1% to 62.8%), Stafford has the bigger arm and leads in every other category: TDs (12-8), INTs (4-6), yards (1,772 – 1,552), rating (95.0- 87.2), and sacks taken (9-14).

Advantage: Lions

Running Backs:

Individually, the Lions have the best RB. Bush has 637 all-purpose yards and 3 TDs and he has only played in 5 of the Lions 6 games. Combined, as much as I like the 1-2 punch of BJGE and Bernard, Bush and Bell have combined for 1,059 all-purpose yards and 6 TDs compared to BJGE and Bernard’s 742 all-purpose yards and 7 TDs. Bush and Bell are not only 1 and 2 in rushing yards, they are also the Lions 2nd and 3rd best receivers (43 receptions, 506 yards, 2 TDs). Bush and Bell are both good runners and receivers; BJGE and Bernard are both good runners, but BJGE offers nothing in the passing game (2 receptions for 9 yards).

Advantage: Lions