2018 NFL – Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers Preview & Prediction

AT A GLANCE

When is Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers taking place? Sunday 18th November 2018, 18:00 (UK)

Where is Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers taking place? Ford Field

What is the playing surface? Artificial

What is the expected weather at Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers? 0°C, cloudy

What channel is Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers on? Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers? NFL Game Pass

Are tickets still available for Detroit Lions vs Carolina Panthers? http://www.nfl.com/tickets

LAST MEETING
Detroit Lions 24-27 Carolina Panthers

THE LOWDOWN

DETROIT LIONS

Head Coach: Matt Patricia

W/L: 3-6

  • Detroit’s poor run of form continued as they fell to defeat at Chicago, the third defeat in a row for the Lions.

  • The 34-22 reverse leaves the Lions bottom of the NFC North and in such a strong division, their play-off hopes are fading rapidly.

  • The Lions have allowed 244 points against them so far this season, an average of 27.1 points per game which ranks 28th in the NFL.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Head Coach: Ron Rivera

W/L: 6-3

  • Carolina will be looking to right the wrongs of their last game when they were on the receiving end of a heavy loss at Pittsburgh.

  • The Panthers came up against a white-hot Steelers side that scored 7 TDs in the 52-21 defeat with RB Christian McCaffrey’s hat-trick of TDs not enough for his side.

  • That loss brought to an end Carolina’s three-game winning streak and saw them lose ground on New Orleans at the top of the NFC South with the Panthers two games behind.

THE PREDICTION

Detroit could be on the receiving end of a big score here if Carolina turn up with an intent to avenge their big loss against Pittsburgh last week. The Panthers allowed the Steelers to score 52 points to put a dent in their bid to make the post-season. The Lions will likely have to win-out from this point on if they’re to have any chance and that looks unlikely, especially with the Panthers set to condemn them to a fourth-straight loss.