NFL Picks And Predictions Week 11: Panthers Vs. Lions

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 13: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers points out a defender as he scrambles out of the pocket against the Tennessee Titans at Bank of America Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Titans defeated the Panthers 30-3. (Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images)

Cam Newton's Panthers pay a visit to Ford Field to take on the suddenly-slumping Lions this Sunday.

After a couple of lean years, the Detroit Lions have assembled a legitimate playoff contender centered around quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Carolina Panthers are in the process of attempting to construct one of their own to surround Cam Newton.

The two recent No. 1 overall draft picks will be striving to lead their teams back from disappointing one-sided losses when Newton's Panthers pay a visit to Ford Field to take on the suddenly-slumping Lions this Sunday.

According to Odds Shark, the Lions opened as the seven-point favorite against the Panthers.

Four of the five experts at CBSSports.com think the Lions will win as well.

Peter King thinks Matthew Stafford and Detroit will respond to last week's tough game.

Matthew Stafford played one of the worst games of his life last week at Chicago. Rushed and bothered and inaccurate, he threw 19 balls to Calvin Johnson, and only seven hit the intended target. The Lions need to go to the intermediate stuff more to keep the chains moving and keep the ball out of the hands of Cam Newton. Which they'll do.

For more NFL Week 11 odds and lines, visit Odds Shark. To learn more about this game, visit our Lions blog Pride of Detroit and our Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader. Be sure to visit SB Nation NFL for more on Week 10's action.

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