Redskins vs. Lions 2010 NFL Picks, NFL Predictions & Vegas Odds: In September 2009, the Detroit Lions (1-5) defeated the Washington Redskins (4-3) in a 19-14 NFL predictions victory. Why should anyone care about the results of that NFL picks contest? In Detroit, that NFL predictions victory represented a rare feat, a Lions’ win, only the third in a span ranging from 2008-2010, in which time Lions have a NFL picks record of 3-35. Detroit will try again to earn a NFL predictions victory as the two teams play at Ford Field with Vegas odds makers installing the Lions as-3(+105) point NFL picks favorites.
The last time the Detroit Lions were the NFL picks favorite at home they defeated the St. Louis Rams 44-6 so there is reason for optimism. Quarterback Shaun Hill has led his team to a surprising seventh ranked passing game with 9 TDs and a 61 passing percentage. Calvin Johnson, Brandon Pettigrew, and running back Jahvid Best lead the team in receptions, but the running game has gone nowhere for the Lions this NFl predictions season. The Lions are, again, near the bottom of the league in the defensive standings but have played team tough enough that they have only lost by one score in four NFL picks contests.
Washington has also played in many close NFL predictions contests this season, six of seven have been decided by less than one score, so you can expect another tight scoring NFL predictions battle. The Redskins have had trouble scoring touchdowns, 11 on offense all NFL picks season, while Donovan McNabb has adjusted to the DC offense. With Clinton Portis out, ex-Bronco Ryan Torain has played well for Mike Shanahan with 381 yards and a 4.6 rushing average. Torain could have another big game against the Lions rush defense. On defense, the Redskins have had a difficult time defending the pass but, against the Chicago Bears, DeAngelo Hall had a record-tying day with four interceptions and a 92-yard touchdown return. His total doubled the Skins interception total for the entire NFL picks season, and Hill could find success with Johnson and Best in the passing game.
This much is pretty clear, the week 8 NFL predictions contest will be tight. The Redskins have made a living winning these NFL picks match-ups so look for Washington to cover the Vegas spread and win this NFL picks contest outright, keeping things the same in Detroit.
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