2019 NFL – Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos taking place? Sunday 22nd December, 2019 – 21:05 (UK)

Where is Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos taking place? Empower Field at Mile High, Denver

What is the expected weather for Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos? 9c in partly cloudy skies

What television channel is Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Denver Broncos 24-12 Detroit Lions

THE TEAM NEWS

DETROIT LIONS

  • Detroit’s issues without quarterback Matthew Stafford continued as the Lions suffered a seventh straight loss when Tampa Bay defeated them in Week 15 and they face another tough test to end their losing streak when heading to Denver for this contest.
  • The Lions got to within seven points of the Buccaneers in the fourth quarter but two late scores from the Bucs took the game away from Detroit as they conceded 38 points, their highest total since their Week 7 loss to Minnesota.
  • Veteran defensive tackle Mike Daniels was unable to return to the field last week after suffering an arm injury while running back J.D. McKissic was also forced to exit the game due to a stinger.

DENVER BRONCOS

  • Denver were unable to make it three wins in a row as they succumbed to defeat against Kansas City in snowy conditions with quarterback Drew Lock suffering the first loss of his NFL career.
  • The Broncos did not adapt to the difficult weather as well as the hosts and failed to really threaten the Chiefs, with Denver managing to post just three points through a Brandon McManus field goal.
  • After a tumultuous season in terms of injuries, the Broncos appeared to come through their trip to Kansas City unscathed but will hope to get some of their injured troops back in Week 16, namely tackle Ja’Wuan James.

THE PREDICTION

Denver could not build on their two impressive performances as they fell to defeat in difficult conditions against Kansas City. They will return to home field to face a struggling Detroit and will be confident of returning to winning ways. The Lions have lost their last seven games and even though they were in the game for large periods against Tampa Bay, they fell short once again and they look set for more disappointment in this one with the Broncos able to respond to last week’s loss.

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