Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 9/11/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 1
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+4)
The Philadelphia Eagles (9-8 last year) are on their way to Ford Field on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Detroit Lions (3-13-1 last season). Detroit opens as 4-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 49.
The Philadelphia Eagles finished the season holding a 9-8 record. In their last contest of last season, the Eagles took on the Buccaneers and took a loss by a final of 31-15. Jalen Hurts went 23/43 with 258 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 60 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Dallas Goedert held an average of 15.3 yds per reception by accumulating 92 yds on 6 receptions. Miles Sanders led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 7 totes for 16 yds (2.3 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 62 plays which converted into 339 yds. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up rushing 17 different times and recorded 95 yds, which had them averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Eagles gave up 106 yards on 31 tries, which is an average of 3.4 yards per rush allowed. Philadelphia gave up 29 pass completions on 37 attempts for a total of 243 yds, and a completion rate of 78.4%.
The Eagles earned 6,119 total yards for last year. Philadelphia recorded 167 1st downs as an offense, and they were called for 107 penalties for 842 yards. Philadelphia amassed 20 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing touchdowns. They turned the ball over 16 different times (10 picks and 6 fumbles). As a unit they averaged 159.7 yards in the run game, ranking this team 1st in the league. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Philadelphia Eagles were sitting at 26.1 points per game.
In terms of passing yards, the Eagles allowed 3,756 yards which had them ranked 11th in the NFL. In their 17 games played, they relinquished 220.9 yards per contest through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 69.4%. They relinquished 328.8 yards/game which put them 10th in the National Football League. They allowed 28 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns via the ground game. They gave up 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 107.9 yards on the ground per game last year. During the season, they allowed 1,834 rushing yards through 17 games. The Eagles ranked 18th in the National Football League when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 22.6 PPG.
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The Lions ended the season with a 3-13-1 mark. For their last game of last season, the Lions got the victory with a final of 37-30 against the Packers. Jamaal Williams carried the rock 13 times for 43 yards, ending the contest with 3.3 yds per carry for Detroit. Amon-Ra St. Brown was featured in the passing game for the Lions, hauling in 8 footballs for 109 yds (13.6 yds per reception). Jared Goff (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 238 yards on 21/30 passing while his QB rating was 115.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 7.93 yds. Detroit conceded 27 rushing attempts for 122 yards (4.5 yards per rush). The Lions pass defense allowed a completion rate of 68.6%, relinquishing 256 yds on 24 for 35 through the air. The Lions finished with a total of 404 yards on 59 plays (6.8 yds per play). Detroit rushed for 3.8 yards per tote, totaling 99 yds on 26 carries.
The Detroit Lions held an average of 322.6 yards/contest which was good for 22nd in the league. They had an average of 110.9 run yards per game and toted the ball for 1,886 yards for the year. The Detroit offense accrued 824 penalty yds on 105 violations, which was good for 15th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They tossed 14 picks while letting opponents recover 9 fumbles and they obtained 193 first downs. Throughout last season, the Lions earned 3,598 passing yards along with averaging 211.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 18th in football. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Lions were 25th out of all teams in football by scoring 19.1 points per game.
Detroit gave up a total of 2,296 yards via the ground game (135.1 yards per game) and 19 touchdowns by ground over the course of last year. They allowed 31 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 244.7 yards per contest, which had them sitting 24th in the league. They totaled 19 takeaways (8 fumbles recovered and 11 interceptions) over the course of last year. Overall, they surrendered 467 points in total. The Lions defense was on the field for 1,092 plays, which ranked them 21st in the NFL. The Lions surrendered 27.5 points per contest, which put them in 31st in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +4
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