By Dennis Fithian
Lions -6 vs Green Bay: It looks like ‘SOL’ considering Detroit’s last two games and the Matt Flynn Factor on Thanksgiving. Turnovers and the Lions mixing a productive running game with their passing game are the keys. If Aaron Rogers plays or if Calvin Johnson doesn’t everything changes.
Prediction: Detroit 35, Green Bay 20 (Season predictions on Lions: 4-7)
NFL against the spread record: 19-14-1
Dallas -9.5 vs. Oakland: Matt McGloin, Rashad Jennings and Rod Streater aren’t enough for me to think the Raiders can stay within double digits of the Cowboys.
Prediction: Dallas 31, Oakland 13
Pittsburgh +3 vs. Baltimore: AFC North rivalry with both teams at 5-6. Big Ben’s the difference in this one.
Prediction: Pittsburgh 20, Baltimore 17