The Colts got a nice win at home last weekend, 20-13 over the Bills. The Lions lost a heartbreaker, 34-31 in O.T. on Thanksgiving against the Houston Texans. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Colts have the ball: The Colts are going to come out throwing this weekend, in what looks to be a high scoring game. If the Colts’ O-Line can give Andrew Luck, he’s going to make some plays down the field against the pretty awful secondary of the Lions. WRs Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Donnie Avery and TE Dwayne Allen are all in line to have solid games for the Colts this Sunday. RBs Vick Ballard and Donald Brown should have success on the ground when the Colts decide to try to trick the Lions’ D.
When the Lions have the ball: The Colts could be in trouble in this game if they can’t get to Matthew Stafford. The secondary just doesn’t match up well with WR Calvin Johnson. They will likely double cover him, but he’s still going to get his catches and yards this Sunday. WR Ryan Broyles and TE Brandon Pettigrew are also going to have to concern the Colts’ secondary too, as they have really played well for the Lions lately. The Lions also have a good power runner in Mikel Leshoure and a solid all-around back in Joique Bell for the Colts’ D to worry about.
PREDICTION: LIONS 27, COLTS 23