PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 21: Jared Goff #16 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on August 21, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

The second game of the Detroit Lions season is here. This Sunday (Sept. 17), the Lions take on Seattle at Ford Field. So, in this Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks preview, who’s favored?

Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview: Who’s Favored?

The DraftKings Sportsbook has its latest point spread as Seattle Seahawks +6 (-110) vs. Detroit Lions -6 (-110). The money line is Seattle Seahawks (+195) vs. Detroit Lions (-240). The total (over/under) is Over 47.5 (-108) vs. Under 47.5 (-112).

Here’s what the folks at NFL.com say about the game: “I’m just not sure it’s going to happen in Week 2, in Detroit, with a banged-up line standing between Smith and an Aidan Hutchinson-led pass rush. The Lions should be just as capable of poking at the Seattle defense as the Rams were, even if rookie CB Devon Witherspoon makes his Seahawks debut.”

Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated predicts a Seahawks win: “Not only did the Seahawks beat the Lions last season, but they’ve done so in eight of their last 10 meetings against them and four of the last five matchups. Detroit also hasn’t performed well against the NFC West overall, losing four of their last five games against those opponents.”

I predict a tight Lions win. Seattle is angry after their loss to the Rams, but they didn’t look great during that game. They are struggling on both defense and offense, but Detroit seems practiced and tight. And the Detroit Lions had that Kansas City win.

Podcast: “The Squad with Anne Erickson”

The new season of “The Squad with Anne Erickson” is officially here. We have some great people booked. The show has me chatting with NFL reporters, and it’s always an insightful listen. Moreover, we’re going to have a lot to talk about for the coming season. So, get ready for the first episode! Brad Berreman has become a good friend of mine. He covers the Lions for SideLionReport.com, which is part of the FanSided network. Listen to the show below and wherever you listen to podcasts! Reach out to me with your thoughts here.

In this interview, we covered:

  • The Detroit Lions’ win against Kansas City
  • The Lions’ upcoming games
  • Is Jared Goff the right guy to take the Lions to the Super Bowl? What are his limitations?
  • Which NFL teams are looking strong this season?
  • What were some of the biggest surprises from the opening weekend of the NFL season?
  • Could we see a Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl game again?

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.

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