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Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks – Lions To Get Back On Track In NFL Playoffs Race

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12 Dec 2023
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Leigh Copson 12 Dec 2023
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  • Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions picks for Saturday, December 16
  • Matchup gets underway at 20:15 ET (Sunday) at Ford Field
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks
  • Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Denver Broncos Form
  • Detroit Lions Form

Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks

Detroit are tipped to cover as they rebound from another big division loss.

Denver have the worst run defense in the league, and the Lions have a one-two punch in the backfield that they can lean on to controls this game.

  • Detroit Lions are 4-1 in their last 5 home games
  • Detroit Lions are 6-1-0 ATS in their last 7 non-division games
  • Denver Broncos are 2-4-0 ATS in their 6 road games this season
  • The Under has cashed in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games

Head To Head

  • Denver Broncos lead the all-time series 9-5
  • Denver Broncos won 38-10 when the two teams last met in December 2021

Denver Broncos Form

Denver head to Detroit in fantastic form, having won six of their last seven games to improve to 7-6.

The Broncos’ season looked to be all but over in mid-October when they lost for the fifth time in six games to fall to 1-5.

However, they stopped the rot with a 19-17 win over Green Bay, and followed that up with a 24-9 upset of Kansas City and a surprise 24-22 win in Buffalo.

Denver then took their win streak to five games with back-to-back home wins, beating Minnesota 21-20 and Cleveland 29-12.

The Broncos’ tear was halted by a 22-17 defeat in Houston, but they rebounded immediately with a 24-7 victory at the Los Angeles Chargers.

Detroit Lions Form

Detroit come into this game having lost two of their last three to fall to 9-4 on the season.

The Lions raced out of the blocks by winning five of their first six games to take control of the NFC North.

They saw a four-game streak end with a 38-6 blowout loss in Baltimore, but they bounced back with a three-game win streak.

Detroit beat Las Vegas 26-14 at home and the Los Angeles Chargers 41-38 on the road, before staging a sensational late fightback to snatch a 31-26 win over Chicago.

However, the Lions’ momentum has stalled since then, as they have sandwiched a 33-28 win in New Orleans with a 29-22 defeat to Green Bay and a 28-13 loss in Chicago.

Verdict

Detroit have lost a bunch of momentum over the past few weeks, but this is a good chance for them to get back on track.

Denver may be on a roll, but their run defense is terrible and the Lions can take advantage to control the game and chew up the clock.

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