Detroit Lions

Lions Predictions

How we predict Detroit will fare against New England
OFFENSE Lions Patriots
Passing Yards257 yds The Lions' good passing offense may be a factor against the Patriots
Good
Passing
VS
Poor
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards99 yds The Lions' poor rushing offense won't be a factor against the Patriots
Poor
Rushing
VS
Average
Rushing Defense
Points23 pts The Lions' good point scoring won't be a factor against the Patriots
Good
Scoring Ability
VS
Excellent
Overall Defense
Red Zone55% The Lions' average red zone offense won't be a factor against the Patriots
Average
Red Zone Offense
VS
Good
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns3 TDs The Lions' good touchdown scoring is matched by the Patriots
Good
TD Scoring
VS
Good
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Lions' average skill at forcing fumbles won't be a factor against the Patriots
Average
Fumble Forcing
VS
Excellent
Ball Security
Interceptions1 int The Lions' good interception ability may be a factor against the Patriots
Good
Picking
VS
Good
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Lions' average sacking ability may be a factor against the Patriots
Average
Pass Rush
VS
Average
Offensive Line
New England Patriots

Patriots Predictions

How we predict New England will fare against Detroit
OFFENSE Patriots Lions
Passing Yards260 yds The Patriots' excellent passing offense will dominate the Lions
Excellent
Passing
VS
Below Average
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards110 yds The Patriots' average rushing offense is matched by the Lions
Average
Rushing
VS
Average
Rushing Defense
Points24 pts The Patriots' excellent point scoring will dominate the Lions
Excellent
Scoring Ability
VS
Below Average
Overall Defense
Red Zone59% The Patriots' excellent red zone offense will dominate the Lions
Excellent
Red Zone Offense
VS
Poor
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns3 TDs The Patriots' excellent touchdown scoring will dominate the Lions
Excellent
TD Scoring
VS
Below Average
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Patriots' average skill at forcing fumbles may be a factor against the Lions
Average
Fumble Forcing
VS
Average
Ball Security
Interceptions0 ints The Patriots' average interception ability may be a factor against the Lions
Average
Picking
VS
Average
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Patriots' excellent sacking ability will cause problems for the Lions
Excellent
Pass Rush
VS
Below Average
Offensive Line

OFFENSE

Whose offense is better when it counts?

passing

#6 Lions
8.5
#1 Patriots
10.0
Great passing by the Patriots:
283 yds Dec 17, 2017 at Steelers
436 yds Sep 17, 2017 at Saints
442 yds Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons

rushing

#34 Lions
4.3
#12 Patriots
8.2
Great rushing by the Patriots:
113 yds Feb 4, 2018 vs Eagles
193 yds Dec 24, 2017 vs Bills
191 yds Dec 3, 2017 at Bills

red zone performance

#9 Lions
7.6
#2 Patriots
10.0
Great red zone performance by the Patriots:
75% Jan 21, 2018 vs Jaguars
67% Dec 24, 2017 vs Bills
67% Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons

scoring points

#8 Lions
8.2
#1 Patriots
10.0
High points scored by the Patriots:
33 pts Feb 4, 2018 vs Eagles
27 pts Dec 17, 2017 at Steelers
34 pts Feb 5, 2017 at Falcons

Game History

See the previous matchups
Winner
Prediction
IronRank Before
IronRank After
Nov 23, 2014 Week 12
New England Patriots
vs
Detroit Lions
349
2819
18401544
18731511
Nov 25, 2010 Week 12
Detroit Lions
vs
New England Patriots
2445
2428
14891642
14561676
Dec 3, 2006 Week 13
New England Patriots
vs
Detroit Lions
2821
2713
18121317
17971332

Iron Rank Over Time

See how our Iron Rank changes with each game

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