Below, we break down Tipico Sportsbooks lines surrounding the odds of a Philadelphia Eagles-Detroit Lions matchup, as well as make our NFL picks and predictions experts. With all that in mind, our staff makes its Week 1 matchup predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Week 8 matchup features the Philadelphia Eagles at home, versus the Detroit Lions. Yes, before the Philadelphia Eagles’ 44-6 demolition of Motor City on Halloween of last year, Hard Knocks stars had won four out of their previous five meetings, including one of their own (2015s Thanksgiving Day Massacre), but when it was all said and done, Eagles were a much better team.
This one is going to be more competitive than last year’s 44-6 Philadelphia Eagles smackdown, but this is a brutal early-round tie-up for the Detroit Lions looking to kickstart their rebuild. Detroit did fine against the spread last year, but Dan Campbell’s defense will have trouble covering up against a dangerous Philly Eagles passing attack.
This game will be decided in the trenches, as the Eagle’s defense takes on an elite Lions O-line. Several matchups favor the Eagles, like with the Eagle’s interior defense going against an injured Lions offensive line.
Speaking of the O-line, the Lions enter the season with an offensive line that is top-five-ranked when healthy, and they are going to need all the help the Lions can get to limit the Eagle’s pass rush, especially since right guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai was placed on IR earlier in the week without any names being named to replace him.
The Lion’s last-ranked run defense will have trouble stopping the run after ranking fifth-worst in rushing defense, a scheme the Eagles will still employ following their success last season.
With that in mind, it is easy to believe that the Eagles could begin this Eagles season with a 1-0 record, beating the Lions in Detroit. They have got a sold-out crowd, and you know Dan Campbell will want some revenge after the Eagles won at Ford Field last year, 44-6. The Eagles used the Halloween game at Detroit last year as the tipping point of the Eagles season.
While the Detroit Lions are looking at a seemingly favorable slate of games in 2022, the schedule makers did them no favors with their Week 1 matchup. Week 1 NFL action The NFL season got underway on Thursday night with a 31-10 Bills victory over the Rams, and it continues Sunday with a full slate of games – including an Eagles-Lions game.