What's the matchup? Detroit Lions (6-2) at Arizona Cardinals (3-5)
When can I see it? 4:15 ET on FOX
What's the tagline? A very hot Detroit Lions team heads to the desert to take on a desperate Arizona team that has hit a 3-game skid and needs a victory to stay alive in the playoff race.
What's the line? Cardinals by 1; Over/Under: 45
What do the experts think? Surprisingly, not everyone believes Mike Martz's offense will successfully breach Arizona's defense enough to win the game. Michael Rosenberg is one of those people:
The Lions are coming off two of their most impressive performances in years – which, of course, guarantees nothing today.
If this game were in Detroit, I’d pick the Lions. But in Arizona, I’ll go with the Cardinals.
Ed McNamara has similar feelings:
Gary the Lions fan has decorated his den with a mural of himself kneeling in front of Matt Millen saying, "Genius, forgive me for ever doubting you." It looks like a classic trap game for Detroit with the Giants and Packers up next. The pick: Cardinals
What do I think? Arizona is desperate for a win -- and they face a Detroit team that has been shaky at points this season. The pick: Arizona, 24-23
Just what is this "Open Thread Idea?" This aptly named "game day open thread" is a forum for fans of the Cardinals (or Lions) to voice opinions and banter before, during, and after the game. I urge you to comment and get a real conversation going, even if it's just a chat with me.
But for those of you not yet ready to type in the comment box, feel free to voice your opinion in the poll below.
Tie (2 votes)
Detroit (2 votes)
Arizona (5 votes)
9 total votes