Free Sunday NFL Picks: Lions vs Eagles (12/8/2013)

Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles
Date and Time: Sunday, 12/8/13 at 1:00pm on FOX
Game Line: Philadelphia Eagles -2.5 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 54
Sunday NFL Football Analysis: Nick Foles has silenced any talk of a quarter back controversy in Philadelphia by winning four straight with 19 touchdowns and only two interceptions.  The Lions head to Philadelphia after an extended break following their best defensive effort of the year in a 40-10 win over Green Bay on Thanksgiving. It was the fewest points they’ve surrendered in nearly two years, and the Packers’ 126 yards of offense were the lowest by a Detroit opponent since 1995.  Their defense also has 11 sacks in their last two games and their defensive front seven has been playing outstanding to help make up for a weak secondary.  They will need to do the same against the Eagles who beat teams with their speedy receivers  If they can get pressure on Foles and contain the running game like they have all season they should be able to contain the Eagles offense.  The Eagles kept pace with Dallas atop the NFC East with a win last Sunday against Arizona at home in their second straight home win.  Nick Foles and the Eagles offense has turned the ball over just once in their last four games and have a plus seven turnover differential this year.  Detroit overcame two more interceptions against Green Bay, the Detroit offense has very much been the opposite of the Philadelphia offense who is tied for the league lead with 17 turnovers.  Despite the turnover problems, Detroit’s offense has scored points and the addition of Reggie Bush to take some pressure off of Stafford and the passing game has made them even more dangerous this season.  When they aren’t turning the ball over they are scoring points.  Detroit ran for a season best 241 yards on Thanksgiving, inching closer to its first division title since 1993.  Bush had 182 total yards including 117 on the ground and the Lions are 5-0 when he rushes for at least 90 yards Philadelphia’s run defense is below average and they will need him to have a productive game if they’re going to win this game on the road.
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles Free NFL Picks: Detroit Lions +2.5 and under 54.5
Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles Game Prediction: 29-20 Lions
What to expect in this NFL Football match up: The Detroit Lions will run the ball more than usual in this game because they know they need to slow the game down so their defense can recover against the fast pace of the Eagles offense.  Reggie Bush, who struggles outdoors, will need to be effective because he will get plenty of opportunities in this game.  The high powered Eagles offense will be slowed down by the Lions front seven which has been one of the best in the league this season.  They will get pressure on Foles and force him to turn the ball over for the first time in six weeks to win the game in the fourth quarter.

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