Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Predictions

Aaron Nagler@Aaron_NaglerNFL National Lead WriterOctober 23, 2012

Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks can certainly compete with anyone with their defense, one of the better units in the NFL. But can they win consistently with what they have on the offensive side of the ball?

That's the question as the Seahawks make their way to Motown for a showdown with the offensively challenged Detroit Lions. Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has been completely figured out.

After a year that saw quarterback Matthew Stafford throw for over 5,000 yards, Linehan's attack has done precious little to evolve and continues to rely on the vertical passing attack that worked so well in 2011. The problem, of course, is that it's 2012 and defensive coordinators have adjusted. Play two deep safeties the majority of the time. It's not rocket science. 

For the Seahawks, the education of Russell Wilson continues. The rookie played a decent game against the 49ers, but his killer decision to throw into triple coverage while being pressured is the kind of mistake the Seahawks would like to see Wilson eliminate. 

In the video above, we take a look at the most important matchups in this game and give you our predictions. Let us know in the comments below what matchups you'll be paying attention to and who you think will win the game. 

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