The Detroit Lions take on the Oakland Raiders this weekend, who do the experts think will win?
A few experts at ESPN, including Merrill Hoge, like the Raiders to win. The majority however, like the Lions to win.
Peter King of SI.com thinks the Lions pull out a close one:
Detroit Lions (8-5) at Oakland Raiders (7-6)
Tough thing for Oakland? With Darren McFadden, the Raiders win this game. An electric running back can beat Detroit. But I don't see Oakland's defense stopping Matthew Stafford, and I don't see the Raiders controlling the clock enough to win this.
The Sporting News likes the Raiders to pull out the upset:
Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. Sunday. There will be Silver and Black and White and Honolulu Blue in this game, but there also should be plenty of yellow-in the form of flags. The Raiders lead the league in penalties, and the Lions, who are fourth in that category, have had noted discipline issues. This will be a tough road game for young Matthew Stafford against a fired-up Oakland pass rush. Offensively, the hosts know they need to get Michael Bush going again to take pressure off Carson Palmer-and that game plan will work. Raiders 20, Lions 17.