The Denver Broncos will take on the Detroit Lions at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High. Denver is 5-9 overall and 3-3 at home, while Detroit is 3-10-1 overall and 1-5-1 on the road. The Broncos have won two of their last three games, while Detroit stumbles into Sunday’s contest having lost seven straight. Denver is favored by seven-points in the latest Broncos vs. Lions odds, while the over-under is set at 38.5. Before entering any Lions vs. Broncos picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the proven projection model at SportsLine.
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Denver came up short against Kansas City last week, falling 23-3. Denver’s offense was unable to find any traction in Kansas City with quarterback Drew Lock completing just 18-of-40 pass attempts for 203 yards. Wide receiver Courtland Sutton put on a strong showing against the Chiefs, recording four receptions for 79 yards. For the season, Sutton has hauled in 63 receptions for 1,019 yards and six touchdowns. The second-year wide receiver will look to take advantage of Detroit’s defense on Sunday, a unit that’s giving up 288.6 yards per game through the air.
Meanwhile, the afternoon started off rough for Detroit last week, and it ended that way, too. The Lions suffered a grim 38-17 defeat to Tampa Bay. Quarterback David Blough had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw two interceptions. He’s now thrown four interceptions in his last two games.
Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before Sunday’s kickoff: Denver enters the matchup with only 26 touchdowns allowed, good for fourth-best in the NFL. Less enviably, Detroit is stumbling into the game with the second-most yards allowed per game in the league, having given up 401.9 on average.
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