FOX Sports’ staff of NFL reporters lays out everything you need to know going into Week 12. We’ll tell you what games, players and matchups to watch out for, as well as provide a prediction for each game coming up this holiday week.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Buffalo Bills (7-3) at Detroit Lions (4-6) (CBS, 12:30 p.m. ET)
Overview: The Bills defense will get a fun test in the Lions. And I use the word fun, because I don’t think Detroit is particularly threatening to Buffalo. If the Lions keep this game close, then it could be a problem for the Bills, whose offensive woes might be getting a little overstated. Yes, I’ve written about how I think they’d do well to sign Odell Beckham Jr. — and about how I think they needed to slightly rethink Ken Dorsey’s playcalling and Josh Allen’s decision-making. But we’re not talking about an overhaul. This team remains one of the statistically elite teams in every category, even in terms of their record. I’m as guilty as anyone of harshly judging the Bills. But 7-3 is pretty darn good. They will be ready to beat up on the Lions.
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Detroit, meanwhile, should hope to turn this game into a shootout. If the Lions can get Allen feeling like he needs to play like a world-beater, then maybe Detroit can get the All-World QB to press. When he presses, he makes mistakes. And when he makes mistakes against good teams, the Bills lose.
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Publish date : 2022-11-23 16:39:00
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