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Sunday, October 23, the Washington Redskins (4-2) take on the Detroit Lions (3-3). The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Read on for our Redskins vs. Lions prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Detroit wins the matchup between the two teams 53.6% of the time. The spread suggests that the Lions are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Lions -2
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Redskins vs. Lions preview:
The Redskins are quietly on a four game win streak. After opening the season with back-to-back losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins have reeled off four straight. With wins over the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins are among the NFC's best teams.
The Lions are used to playing close games. Through their first six games of the season, the largest point differential in a single game for the Lions came in a game against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers won that game 34-27. The seven point differential is the largest of the season for Detroit, who has four games decided by three points or less.
The Redskins and Lions have played 43 times in history, with the Redskins owning a 27-13 advantage in the regular season. The Redskins also own a 3-0 advantage in the playoffs.
Redskins vs. Lions prediction:
Both the Redskins and Lions are on winning streaks. Both rely heavily on quarterback play to win football games. That won't change when these two teams meet this weekend in an NFC battle.
Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford will both produce big games, and this will be an offensive showdown.