Out on a limb: Lions will top the Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS -- Let me say that perhaps my brain has frozen after four days of being hopped up on allergy medication.
But I predict the Lions will beat the Vikings on Sunday.
Here’s how it looks:
-- In his 20-year NFL career Brett Favre has never lost a home game to the Lions.
-- Favre is off to a rough start with just one touchdown pass against four interceptions in the first two games.
-- The Vikings have an 0-2 start which means they’re going to be more hungry than usual .
-- Detroit has not won at Minnesota since 1997.
-- The Vikings are 11-point favorites.
Really it doesn’t sound so promising for the 0-2 Lions. Except that they are hungry too. They are thisclose to being 2-0. Going in an 0-3 hole is not what this bunch needs.
I expect Jahvid Best to have another good day now that he’s got the nerves out of the way.
Shaun Hill has been just fine. He is totally prepared and knows something bout the Metrodome as a former Viking.
The Lions’ defensive line has been stellar with 10 sacks and you know they will get to Favre. Ndamukong Suh is playing like a veteran, Kyle Vanden Bosch is a monster.
If linebacker DeAndre Levy plays, he’ll help strengthen the back seven. He was listed as questionable on the injury report and is looking for his first game action this season.
So I say, Lions 27, Vikings 17.
And pass the Zyrtec.
(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)