The Washington Commanders (1-0, 0-0 Away) travel to take on the Detroit Lions (0-1, 0-1 Home) at Ford Field on Sunday. The Lions are 1.5-point favorites, and the total is 48.5. Washington is coming off a 28-22 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedEx Field last Sunday. Carson Wentz was 27 of 41 for 313 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Antonio Gibson ran 14 times for 58 yards. He added seven receptions for 72 yards. Gibson was targeted eight times, catching seven passes for 72 yards. Detroit lost 38-35 to the Philadelphia Eagles at Ford Field last Sunday. Jared Goff threw for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. D’Andre Swift carried 15 times for 144 yards and a touchdown and added three catches for 31 yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown also scored once. He was targeted 12 times, hauling in eight receptions for 64 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2020, a 30-27 win for the Lions. Matthew Stafford threw three touchdowns for Detroit.
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The Commanders’ 28 points scored ranks fifth in the NFL, and they are facing a Lions defense whose 38 points surrendered is 31st. Meanwhile, Detroit is third in the league in scoring after putting up 35 points, and Washington’s 22 points allowed ranks 19th.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Detroit Lions (-120)
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