Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions Lines: The Detroit Lions will play host to the Atlanta Falcons coming off their first loss of the season Sunday at 1 PM ET. The Lions (4-1) dropped a hard fought game to San Fran and now face a desperate Falcons (3-3) squad headed into a bye. Who will win this intriguing NFC non-divisional clash? Here is a free Week 7 NFL picks side selection.
The Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions Lines Detroit -4.5
Offense: Detroit is explosive but starting RB Jahvid Best (concussion) is on the shelf. The Ronnie Brown signing will help the Lions running game in a few weeks but not in his first game off the plane. The Matthew Stafford to WR Calvin Johnson connection still could be the most potent in football. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan (63.3 QBR) has been shaky of late but he still owns a strong supporting cast.
Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions Lines Over/Under is at 47.0 points.
Defense/Special Teams: The Lions are beat up but still have disruptive DT Suh. The Falcons are healthier than the mash unit Lions and have their defensive MVP DE John Abraham on the field. Edge goes to the Falcons by a slight margin.
Coaching: Schwartz has done good things for the Lions but a slight overall edge goes to sideline boss Mike Smith and the Falcons.
NFL Picks Week 7 Selection: Atlanta +3 NFL Lines