The Lions come all the way back today to confront a powerful Cowboys team attempting to cling to initially put in the NFC East. Detroit’s attempting to snap a two-game losing streak and ensure home turf, where they’re 2-2 on the year at Ford Field.
Here are five things to watch out for in this matchup:
1.ROUND TWO FOR DRISKEL
Quarterback Jeff Driskel was placed in a predicament a week ago not realizing authoritatively that he’d start in Chicago until the morning of the game. Out and about, against that protection, he didn’t play really awful. He allowed the Lions to win.
There’s clearly a few things he needs to tidy up, however this week has been diverse for him in the way that Matthew Stafford hasn’t rehearsed and Driskel’s taken first-group reps. That wasn’t the situation heading into Chicago.
“Repetitions always help,” Driskel said for the current week. “I’ve been putting myself in position all year mentally to be ready when called upon, and getting a few extra repetitions here and there definitely helps. Getting in and out of the huddle with these guys, calling the plays, everything helps the more you do it. So, yeah, I think for sure.”
The Cowboys’ defense is top seven in the class in focuses permitted (18.9), all out defense (323.3) and passing defense (219.8).
2. COWBOYS’ OFFENSE
The trio of quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide beneficiary Amari Cooper is truly outstanding in the alliance.
Prescott, specifically, comes into this game super hot. Through nine games, he positions third in the NFL in passing yards per game (308.6). His 40 completions of 20 yards or more positions second (behind just Stafford’s 41) and he’s third in the association with nine fulfillments of 40 yards or more.
Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (9.0) is the main quarterback averaging a bigger number of yards per endeavor than Prescott’s 8.7. His 18 touchdown passes are tied for third in the NFL.
Detroit’s resistance has an intense errand in this one. They’ll need to play obviously superior to their present guarded rankings – 30th by and large, 28th against pass and 26th against the run – in the event that they plan to contain this dangerous Dallas offense.
3. GOLLADAY VS. COOPER
The present challenge will include two wide collectors – Kenny Golladay and Amari Cooper – playing at a world class level at the present time. Golladay has a NFL best eight touchdown gatherings on the season. Cooper’s seven positions second.
Cooper had 11 gatherings for 147 yards and a touchdown a week ago versus Minnesota. Since joining Dallas in Week 9 of the 2018 season, he drives the NFL with 13 getting touchdowns and positions fourth in yards (1,573).
Golladay, similar to Cooper, has four 100-yard exhibitions on the season. Golladay is hoping to get a touchdown go in a fourth straight game.
Try not to be astonished on the off chance that we see both of these quarterbacks hope to make plays down the field to these two big-time playmakers. Cooper is second in the NFL with 14 gatherings of 20 or more yards and furthermore second with five gets of 40 or more yards. Golladay is fifth with 12 gatherings of 20 or more and furthermore fifth with four going for 40 or more yards.
4. CAN FLOWERS STAY HOT?
In the wake of missing all of preparing camp rehabbing damage and beginning the season somewhat delayed because of that reality, protective end Trey Flowers has truly grabbed his play as of late.
He recorded a sack a week ago of Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and goes for a fourth game in succession with a sack. He has eight quarterback rushes over his last three games and has two forced fumbled in his last three games at Ford Field.
It will be no simple task getting to Prescott today, be that as it may. Dallas has permitted only 11 sacks all season, best in the NFL.
5. KEY MOMENTS
The Lions are one of three groups in the NFL this season (49ers and Chiefs) that have driven in each game they’ve played. With a 3-5-1 record, that makes this a really weird season so far for Detroit. They’ve had chances to win more games, however basically haven’t made enough of the key plays that different successes and misfortunes in this class. Also, the two sides of the ball deserve the blame.
Can Detroit’s guard get a key stop or enormous turnover today? Can one of these reinforcement running backs step up and drop a portion of the weight from Driskel? Detroit’s recipients surely can play significantly superior to anything they did a week ago for Driskel. Will the Lions figure out how to make winning plays that reverse the situation? They haven’t made enough of them so far.
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