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NFC North Bet – Detroit Lions Host New York Jets

Posted by Marcello Messina on 11/3/2010 6:35:02 PM

After gutting out a 37-25 win against the Washington Redskins last NFL betting online weekend, the Detroit Lions are just a 4-point underdog this North Bet Sunday.

(5-2) New York Jets at (2-5) Detroit Lions

Live from Ford Field - MI

Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST Sunday, November 7, 2010

Broadcast: CBS

NorthBet NFL Betting Online:

New York Jets -4

Detroit Lions +4

Total 41.5


Who would have thought that after 8 weeks of football, the Detroit Lions would be tied with the Vikings and just 3 games behind the NFC North Bet division leader?

This season, the Detroit Lions are no longer the laughing stock of the NFL and there is literally a big reason why. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.

By terrorizing opposing quarterbacks, Ndamukong Suh has been the cause of multiple turnovers, and is a vital pillar for Detroit's 7th-ranked pass defense.

Case in point, in the Lions victory against Washington last North Bet Sunday, the 2010 second overall draft pick from Nebraska recorded 2 sacks, 5 tackles (4 solo and 1 assisted), and a 17-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Suh was truly a force to be reckoned with.

Consequently, Washington’s offensive line was forced to pay much more attention to him, which allowed more room for Kyle Vandan Bosch, Corey Williams and Cliff Avril to operate. Detroit’s offensive line ended the night with a total of15 tackles, 6 sacks and, 8 tackles for a loss.

Donovan McNabb was hit 8 times in his North Bet matchup against the Lions and as a consequence of their constant pressure, completed only 56.67% of his passing attempts for 210 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

His poor play resulted in Washington head coach benching him in the final two minutes of the game and starting Rex Grossman in his place.

If Detroit’s offensive line can perform like this against New York, second year quarterback Mark Sanchez (who has a reputation of crumbling under pressure) could be in trouble. 

New York is 0-2 when Mark Sanchez has a 47.6 completion percentage or less,and has scored 9 points in those two games combined.

In order for the Lions to earn their first consecutive win since September 2007, they need Suh and Company to continuously threaten Sanchez throughout thisNorth Bet matchup. This will give Sanchez less time in the pocket, forcing him to let go of the ball faster and make some poor decisions.

Expect the Lions (6th in the NFL in sacks with 23) to be all over the 23-year-old quarterback and lead their team to victory this North Bet Sunday.

NFC North Bet: Detroit Lions (+4)


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