It’s Week 6 and the Detroit Lions are still winless. While it’s not a complete surprise given both that status of the team last year and the drastic roster changes made in the offseason, it is a bit frustrating. Detroit has been in every game this year, and had it not been for a couple of long, last-second field goals, this team would be 2-3 with an entirely different narrative surrounding it.
But that’s life in the NFL. Sometimes you’re gifted a thrilling win, and sometimes you have to watch that thrill from the opposing sideline.
This week, though, the Pride of Detroit staff is split for the first time all season. In previous weeks, only one or two staffers have picked the Lions to win. This week against the Cincinnati Bengals, five of our 13 staffers have Detroit walking out of Ford Field with their first win of the year. The Bengals are no slouch at 3-2, but it remains to be seen if Cincinnati is a true contender or if they’re punching above their weight class.
Here’s a look at all of our score predictions for Lions vs. Bengals.
Kyle Yost (5-0): 27-21 Bengals
John Whiticar (5-0): 27-20 Bengals
Jeremy Reisman (4-1): 26-20 Bengals
Erik Schlitt (4-1): 26-23 Bengals
Hamza Baccouche (3-2): 33-21 Bengals
Alex Reno (4-1): 24-17 Lions
Jerry Mallory (4-1): 30-24 Lions
Andrew Kato (4-1): 20-17 Lions-
Ryan Mathews (4-1): 19-17 Lions
Kellie Rowe (3-2): 20-17 Bengals
Mike Payton (3-2): 28-13 Bengals
Chris Perfett (3-2): 24-23 Lions
Morgan Cannon (1-1): 24-20 Bengals
Now time to make your pick:
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