(CTN News) – There are good vibes going into Week 5 for the Detroit Lions, and they hope to keep them going.
It was a statement win for them last week when they took down the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field for a statement win, the sole lead in the NFC North, as well as their first 3-1 start since 2017.
In the surface, facing a winless Carolina Panthers team at home seems like a cakewalk, but there are a few reasons why this game is likely to be closer than the 9.5-point line would suggest.
It is important to point out that the Detroit Lions are dealing with injuries to a few key players on their team at the moment.
The team is expected to be without their No. 1 receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown as well as their first-round running back Jahmyr Gibbs on offense. The standout rookie cornerback Brian Branch has already been declared out of the season due to injury.
Also, it must be mentioned that while Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young has struggled in his first three starts, he has shown enough talent to know that he will eventually settle in and start showing why he was selected first overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Also, Carolina has a sneaky-good pass defense, led by Brian Burns, who is one of the best pass rushers in the country.
Could anyone on our staff predict that this game will be a letdown? Can we actually believe that the Detroit Lions are about to become a Brand New team that will be able to weather an injury storm and head to Tampa next week with a 4-1 record?
The following are our score predictions for Sunday’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and Panthers in the National Football League.
Hamza Baccouche (3-1) defeats the Detroit Lions 23-14
A 28-10 victory for Meko Scott (3-1) over the Lions
Against the Lions, Alex Reno (3-1) won 17-10
The Lions won 35-17 thanks to Brandon Knapp (3-1)
A 24-17 victory for the Lions thanks to Ryan Mathews (3-1)
It’s a Detroit Lions win for Kellie Rowe (2-1)
Morgan Cannon (2-2): 31-23 Lions, Morgan Cannon (2-2): 31-23 Detroit Lions, Morgan Cannon
The Lions won 23-20 against Jerry Mallory (2-2)
The Lions won 31-13 thanks to Jeremy Reisman (2-2)
(2-2): Lions win 28-17 (five keys to victory) – Erik Schlitt
Kyle Yost (2-2): Lions win by a score of 28-13
Chris Perfett (0-0-4): 20-20 tie at the end
Whiticar (1-3): 30-20 victory for the Lions over Whiticar (1-2)