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Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Bold Predictions for Lions
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Detroit has a tough test ahead vs. Cincinnati.

After a 22-9 loss at Lambeau Field to the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions rebounded nicely with a 31-17 victory against the Cleveland Browns to move to 4-2 and remain atop the NFC North.

The win at FirstEnergy Stadium was an important one for Detroit to gain some confidence on the road. The Lions secured the victory when Browns’ quarterback Brandon Weeden tossed the game winning reception an interesting pass (to say the least) to Lions’ linebacker DeAndre Levy.

Coming home to Ford Field, Detroit will play well, but cannot expect such a bailout from the Cincinnati Bengals.    

Going into last Sunday against Buffalo, the Bengals had not allowed a 300-yard passer in 19 straight games. Their stingy defense ballooned that streak to 20, allowing Bills’ QB Thad Lewis a net total of 216 yards.

Motown’s bread and butter on offense is its passing game—there are various weapons Matthew Stafford has to keep that streak from swelling to 21 games.

With that said, here are five predictions for the Bengals-Lions matchup Sunday.

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