PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 28: Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Detroit Lions looks on in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on August 28, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
It’s finally almost here: the official start of the NFL season. I’m looking forward to the season playing out and hoping for some Lions wins! The first official game of the season is Sunday, September 11, with the Lions vs. Eagles at Ford Field. So who wins?
Here’s the official prediction from Sports Illustrated:
The Eagles had a solid offseason, headlined by the draft-day addition of wide receiver A.J. Brown. Devonta Smith, who won the Heisman at Alabama in the 2020-21 season, returns for his second season to give quarterback Jalen Hurts another solid weapon.
Detroit’s secondary will be tested in this game as Brown is a big physical target while Smith is a burner. While the offense may be able to keep going, Hurts will carve out a young Lions secondary that didn’t look promising in the preseason.
The Eagles also return promising running back Miles Sanders, who could be a factor in Week 1.
Sports Illustrated predicts the final score to be 31-17, with the Lions losing. Insert sad violin sounds.
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