An NFC matchup in Week 8 of the season puts the Dallas Cowboys in Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions. This is a big game for both, as the Cowboys want to try to increase their division lead in the NFC East while the Lions are in a fight for theirs in the NFC North. This will be a 1pm ET kickoff, with coverage on FOX.
Sun., Oct. 27th, 2013 @ 1:00pm ET
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
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Lions by 3 ~ 51 o/u @ BetOnline
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Following the tough loss to Denver in Week 5, Dallas has rebounded nicely with back-to-back wins to take the outright lead in the NFC East. That was thanks to a win over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday 17-3. It wasn’t a great offensive performance, but the defense was there to back up the offense and ensure that 17 points would be more than enough.
The Cowboys defense looked night-and-day different than when they surrendered 51 points to Peyton Manning. Of course, the Eagles offense isn’t exactly dynamic, though Chip Kelly’s system can present plenty of problems.
Detroit has traded off wins and losses each of the last four weeks, losing to Cincinnati on Sunday 37-24 to fall to 4-3 on the season. The Lions now trail Green Bay by a half-game in the division and are tied with Chicago.
This matchup on Sunday looks like it could be a shootout between two quarterbacks that can sling the ball around. For Detroit, Matthew Stafford had himself a good game against the Bengals, it wasn’t simply a matter of coming up a little short.
We all know that Tony Romo can throw the ball around the yard for Dallas. If the Cowboys can protect Romo from a very good defensive line of the Lions, he should be able to move the ball. Detroit ranks 28th in the NFL against the pass, so they have been vulnerable to giving up yards through the air.