Detroit LIons vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Breakdown and Prediction

The Detroit Lions face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 in six days. Both teams have higher expectations this season than last season. Who will win the game? This article will give an analysis, breakdown, and prediction for Week 1 Lions vs. Eagles.

Eagles Offense vs. Lions Defense

The Eagles have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Third year quarterback Jalen Hurts has a big arm and can throw the football anywhere on the field. What makes Hurts special is his legs. Hurts can scramble given his duel-threat capability with the run and pass. The Lions will have their hands full with the mobile QB. The Lions’ defense has issues stopping a mobile QB and was defeated easily by QB Marcus Mariota in Preseason Week 1.

The Eagles have one of the fastest wide receivers in DeVonta Smith. Smith can stretch the field and make big plays with his exceptional catch ability and raw speed. A.J. Brown comes to the Eagles as a physical wide receiver who is physical with a high-end catch radius. The secondary has shown cracks in the preseason by allowing opposing quarterbacks to go up and down the field with ease.

Advantage: Eagles

The Eagles’ offense is just better right now compared to Lions’ defense, which has shown they are vulnerable against mobile quarterbacks and they are going up against one of the best on Sunday.

Lions Offense vs. Eagles Defense

The Lions’ offense is diverse and can slice teams up in multiple ways. Quarterback Jared Goff has shown confidence all offseason and preseason by finding the open wide receiver and moving the football downfield. The Lions’ offensive line is one of the best in the league and will give Goff time in the pocket.

Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is a player on the rise. He dominated defenders last season and has shown no slowdown in the preseason. Wide receiver DJ Chark gives offensive coordinator Ben Johnson the ability to stretch the defense. The Lions’ run game has great depth and shows they will run the football all game long.

Advantage: Lions

The Lions offense is very good. They will have the opportunity to score points Sunday. Will it be enough to come out with a victory?

Prediction and Final Score

Eagles: 38, Lions: 32

The Eagles have more talent both on offense and defense compared to the Lions. This will be a very hard task for Detroit to overcome an underrated team in Philadelphia.