Unfortunately, I could not write a weekend preview yesterday. Fortunately, it was because I was packing up my stuff after another great semester at the University of Detroit Mercy. I will try to expand my coverage and have more blogs while I am on my break from school.
As for the Detroit Lions, they have a huge game tomorrow against the Oakland Raiders. Both teams are looking for an important victory in this game. For the Raiders, it could mean the end of their playoff hopes for the year. A win for the Lions tomorrow and it puts them at nine for the year, which makes them sitting pretty for a wild-card spot in the NFC.
However, I believe Oakland will not go down without a fight tomorrow. Even though they haven’t been playing their best football of late, the Raiders have plenty of offensive weapons that can have big games including Michael Bush and Carson Palmer.
The key to the game though might be the injuries. Cornerback Aaron Berry is doubtful for tomorrow. The other Lion on the doubtful list is defensive end Lawrence Jackson.
But the biggest part of the injury report is the questionable part. Five Lions are on the list which includes Nick Fairley, Louis Delmas, Justin Durant, Kevin Smith, and Eric Wright. Everyone except Smith on this part of the list plays defense and it would be a huge loss if none of the four play.
With the defense being short-handed already, they did receive some good news this week. Cornerback Chris Houston and safety Amari Spievey are probable for Sunday’s game. That should be a huge lift for the Lions D to get Houston back. Spievey played for the most part last week.
Since I didn’t get a chance to pick yesterday, I will pick now. Both teams need this win badly and neither team has been playing good football. With that being said, I think the Detroit Lions will win this game because they have played well on the road this year. Pick: Lions by 4.
Enjoy the game tomorrow.