In the latest NFL postseason news, Detroit limps into the playoffs after losing its final three games of the regular season, including a 31-24 fourth quarter collapse versus the Green Bay Packers last week. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have not lost a home playoff game since 2005. They are 9-0 in that span. However, Seattle lost three of their final eight games. When the two teams faced each other in Week 4, the Lions had a tough loss with a pretty controversial call at the end of the game. Both teams have had their ups and downs, but we think the Seahawks will come out on top this weekend. Our NFL score prediction is 26-17 Seattle.
Lions vs. Seahawks Score Prediction: Seahawks 26, Lions 17
The Detroit Lions (9-7) travel to CenturyLink Field for an NFC Wild Card game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Lions lost their final three games of the season to finish in second place in the NFC North with a 9-7 record, and the Seahawks went 3-3 over their final six games and won the NFC West with a 10-5-1 record. The Seahawks edged the Lions by a 13-10 score in Week 4 of the season.
Detroit is coming off a 31-24 home loss to the Packers on Sunday night, as they just couldn’t stop Aaron Rodgers. The Lions could have won the division and secured home field with a win but were unsuccessful. The Lions are pretty much leaning on Matthew Stafford. When he is at his best, the team plays well. He is going to need to have a great day on Saturday in order for this team to be competitive against the Seahawks. That is easier said than done as the Seahawks still have one of the best defenses in the league. Especially since the Seahawks have been really strong with home field advantage and the 12th Man. However, Detroit’s greatest strength on offense is their passing game, and they are averaging 21.6 points per game, ranking them 20th in the NFL.
The Seahawks let a first round bye slip out of their grasp but have the benefit of home field advantage this week, and are in the NFL Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. The Seattle defense was outstanding again this season and was equally effective stopping the run and the passing game. However, they did allow an average of 24.5 points per game over their last four games.
The weather looks to be a factor on Saturday night with a rain/snow mix. That clearly benefits the Seahawks over the Lions, who play their home games in a dome. Stafford played in the elements in Week 15 against the Giants and really struggled. Though most NFL prediction sites have been fairly split down the middle, we are taking Seattle here.
Our NFL score prediction is 26-17 in favor of Seattle. Be sure to tune in to the game this Saturday and play WinView Games while you’re watching.
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