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Lions vs. Bengals Preview with Zac Snyder of the Side Lion Report

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5. From what you’ve seen of rookie running back Giovani Bernard, does his game remind you a lot of Reggie Bush, and what has Bush meant to the Lions offense?

I’m looking forward to getting a better look at him on Sunday, but there are some similarities. The Lions are giving Bush more touches per game and he has been more productive overall, but both are versatile and tougher than one might initial believe.

6. This is a match-up of two teams leading their respective divisions. Of the two, who do you think has the better shot to win a playoff game, since both coaches are a combined 0-5 in the postseason?

ZS: If you told me both teams would make the playoffs I might lean towards the Lions but today I have to give the nod to the Bengals simply because I believe their path to the postseason is easier. The NFC has its fair share of disappointing teams but I believe the Bengals are in the weaker conference and the weaker division.

7. What’s your prediction for Sunday?

ZS: This is a matchup of two playoff caliber teams and I expect a very good game. In the end, the Lions have a few more playmakers and the home field advantage. Lions win it, 27-20.

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