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Both the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles suffered some ugly loses last week; the Lions lost on a technicality while Philly lost a tough one against the Green Bay Packers. Both teams lost their young starting QB’s and both don’t want to start with an 0-2 record.
Hill lost his starting job in San Francisco to Alex Smith and last week he had a QB rating of 38.9 while throwing an int.
Not good, not good at all.
While the Eagles lost their promising QB Kevin Kolb at least they have Michael Vick, a talented veteran who could be a starting QB, if not of his off-field issues. I have a feeling that Vick will be running all over the Lions defense.
Even though RB LeSean McCoy had limited carries (7) last Sunday, McCoy still ran for 35 yards, he could break a big run if he can get past the Lions D-Line.
What may cost the Eagles some trouble is the Lions free-agent pick-up, DE Kyle Vanden Bosch, who completely shut-down the Bears in week one; he had 10 tackles and 1 assist, so keep an eye on him.
WR Calvin Johnson Jr. can make incredible catches thanks to his strength and height and if he can get the ball, Johnson will make some plays happen.
Both teams play in a competitive division and need this win, but the Eagles are simply a better team and they should get the W.
The Lions schedule doesn’t help them having to play in two straight road games between division rivals, so expect them to fight to keep this game close.
At the end the Eagles will win 30-14.