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2018 Week 8: Seahawks at Lions Picks & Predictions

Find out which side the national media is predicting to win Sunday's matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.


Find out which side the national media is predicting to win Sunday's matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.

Brady Henderson, ****: Seahawks 26, Lions 23

Henderson: The Seahawks and Lions have taken the same path to get to 3-3, each winning three of their past four with the help of resurgent rushing attacks, and none of the standard statistical categories suggest that either has an obvious advantage. But Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings suggest the Seahawks are the better team, ranking them 10th and the Lions 28th. Plus, the Seahawks are coming off a bye and are as healthy as they've been all season with linebacker K.J. Wright and tight end Ed Dickson set to make their 2018 debuts.

Michael Rothstein, ****: Lions 24, Seahawks 20

Rothstein: The Lions improve their run defense this week by trading for Damon Harrison and fill the biggest need on the roster. And it couldn't come at a better time, facing Seattle and Chris Carson. The man they call Snacks makes the difference for Detroit as Kerryon Johnson gains another 100 yards.

Elliot Harrison, ****: Lions 28, Seahawks 24

Harrison: Good game. No, seriously -- this matchup is legit. The Seahawks are coming off the bye week, rested after their trip across the pond, where they ousted the Raiders in front of a bunch of Phil Collins fans. The Seattle faithful are more into Candlebox, anyway. Maybe not. The Seahawks may win this important game in the wild-card race if they can keep the passing game producing at the level it has over the last two games, vs. the Rams and Oakland. Meanwhile, the Lions are hoping Ziggy Ansah returns from injury to bolster what has been a surprisingly feisty pass rush. With Kerryon Johnson emerging again last week in Miami with nearly 200 yards from scrimmage, the Detroit defense should have fresher legs -- important vs. the always-pesky Russell Wilson. Surprisingly, he's not running as much this year (17 attempts this year versus 32 through six games in 2017).

Mike Florio, ****: Seahawks 27, Lions 24

Florio: Rested and ready to do justice to the memory of Paul Allen, the Seahawks keep the Lions from getting above .500, for now.

Michael David-Smith, ****: Lions 27, Seahawks 20

MDS: I picked the Lions in Week One and I was way off as they got blown out by the Jets. Since then I've been betting against the Lions all season, so of course they've gone 5-0 against the spread since that ugly game in Week One. Now I'm going to pick them, so watch them lose.

Pete Prisco, ****: Seahawks 27, Lions 26

Prisco: Seattle is coming off the bye in this one, so they will be rested. They are 3-3 and have a chance to be in the wild-card race. The Lions impressed last week winning at Miami, but I think this will be a game about the Seahawks offense. Look for Seattle to win a tough road game.

Jim Moore, ****: Lions 27, Seahawks 17

Moore: The Seahawks and Lions are both 3-3. They both lost their first two games and have won three of their last four. Here's the difference – the Seahawks' wins came against 1-6 Arizona, 1-5 Oakland and a Dallas team that is winless on the road. The Lions beat 5-2 New England, 3-2-1 Green Bay and 4-3 Miami.

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The Seahawks and Lions face off on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 at Ford Field. Kickoff is set for 10:00 a.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Lions.

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