Peter King Picks The Lions

Friday, September 18, 2009

You know it's pretty bad if an expert picking your team to win against a 40-plus year old quarterback in your home opener is met with, "He must be on drugs." But that was the sentiment from Denizens after SI's Peter King selected Detroit to upset the Vikings and Las Vegas in his latest predictions.

Said King: "In 2007 at Ford Field, Detroit beat the Vikes on a Jason Hanson field goal in OT, 20-17. In 2008 at Ford Field, the Vikes overcame a 13-10 fourth-quarter deficit to win 20-16; at the Metrodome last year, the Vikes survived 12-10, thanks largely to Lions QB Dan Orlovsky running blindly out of the back of the end zone. This is going to be an emotional game, the Lions returning home and starting yet another new era. Jim Schwartz is going to send the house at Brett Favre, and I think the Lions will get there a few times and force him into some mistakes."