Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions prediction & preview 26.12.16
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The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys affray Monday night in a key NFC NFL showdown at AT&T Stadium on ESPN.
The Detroit Lions attending for their 10th achievement of the analysis to accumulate their advance in the NFC North division. The Detroit Lions accept won double-digit amateur 10 times in authorization history. Matthew Stafford is commutual 66.3 percent of his passes for 3,720 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Stafford has one or beneath touchdown canyon in six of his endure eight games. Golden Tate and Marvin Jones accept accumulated for 1,780 accepting yards and seven touchdowns while Eric Ebron has 47 receptions. The Detroit Lions arena bold is averaging 81.7 yards per contest, and Theo Riddick leads the way with 357 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Detroit is acceptance 20.4 credibility and 346.6 yards per game. Tahir Whitehead leads the Detroit Lions with 119 tackles, Kerry Hyder has eight sacks and Tavon Wilson has two interceptions.
Two analysis leaders will affray on Monday Night Football if the Dallas Cowboys (12–2) host the Detroit Lions (9–4) as seven-point home favorites on the NFL curve at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Cowboys and Lions accept yet to assure the NFC East and NFC North analysis titles, respectively, authoritative this a acute antagonism for both teams with just two weeks larboard in the approved season.
However, the Cowboys accept already clinched a playoff anchorage and still own the conference’s best record. They do admitting charge a achievement in Dallas to win the NFC East back they would lose a tiebreaker with the New York Giants (10-4) afterwards accepting swept in the analysis series.
The Lions face a agnate fate but authority alone a one-game advance over the Green Bay Packers (8–6), who could win the NFC North if both teams lose in Anniversary 16 and they win the regular-season afterpiece at Detroit due to the actuality that Green Bay won the aboriginal meeting.
It’s been a season-long affair for Dallas: Use a able active advance to set up Tony Romo for success in the casual game. This week, the Cowboys are adverse the NFL’s top hasty aegis (69.3 ypg), but it’s analytical that DeMarco Murray acquisition some active allowance adjoin the Lions’ aegis to accessible things up for Romo and Dez Bryant — a job that gets tougher with the abrupt availability of leg-stomper Ndamukong Suh. The bullwork of a continued NFL analysis seemed to bolt up with Murray, whose 1,845 hasty yards bankrupt Emmitt Smith’s authorization almanac and were the third a lot of in the NFL over the endure eight seasons. In Weeks 15-16, Murray could aggregation alone a accumulated 139 yards on 2.6 yards per carry, including a season-low 58 yards in a Anniversary 16 win over Indianapolis. He recaptured some of his early-season anatomy with 100 yards on 20 carries adjoin Washington, his 12th 100-yard bold of the analysis (second a lot of in NFL history). We’ll see if the abrasion and breach of 392 carries hampers him on the postseason stage.
The Dallas Cowboys are acceptable and accepting all of the headlines, but a lot of their amateur accept been afterpiece than the account adumbrated and Prescott isn’t absolutely arena the way he was beforehand in the season. Well, the kings of abutting amateur this analysis accept been the Detroit Lions, as 11 of their 14 amateur were absitively by one score. The Lions acquisition means to adhere about and accept done a abundant job of affairs out victories as well. Stafford should aswell be added adequate in this bold with his banged up average feel than he was in New York with the algid and rain. Also, the Lions accept added to play for with the NFC North still up in the air and a accessible No. 2 seed, while the Cowboys accept a bye captivated up.