Lions run offense vs. Broncos front seven
This seems like it will be an even matchup for both units. Detroit is not very strong in the run game, but Denver’s defense is not that strong in stopping the run either. Denver is allowing a little over four yards per carry on average this season.
Detroit only scored two touchdowns last week, both from Wes Hills. However, Hills only had 21 yards rushing. Both of his touchdowns came from the one yard line. Which means he did not do much with his other eight carries. (ran for 19 yards)
But the run game could be the best way for Detroit to have any chance. Because David Blough is not going to be able to do much against the Broncos secondary.
Drew Lock vs. Lions secondary
If you saw any of the Lions vs. Buccaneers game last Sunday, you would have seen how badly the Lions were torched by Jameis Winston. But this has not been the first time the Lions secondary had a rough go of things against opposing quarterbacks.
The Lions rank 30th in nearly every major defensive passing category. Only two other teams are worst than them in pass defense. Like I mentioned earlier, this could be the perfect chance for Drew Lock to have a bounce back game.
X-Factor: Will Parks
With Kareem Jackson out for the final two games of the 2019 season, it will be up to Will Parks to step up and keep the secondary moving. He will be responsible for the role that Jackson had. But there is something more to this game, in my opinion, for Will Parks.
He is in the final year of his contract. A solid performance in the final two games of the season will really determine if he remains in his orange jersey for 2020 and beyond. He has made some great plays in the past.
Can he bring out a great performance as December comes to an end?