Week 7: Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions
Date/Time: Oct. 20; 1 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
Bengals 2012 record: 10-6 (0-1 playoffs)
Lions 2012 record: 4-12
7-3 Bengals (4-1 in Detroit)
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Don't let the Lions' 4-12 record from 2012 fool you, the Lions are a good team. With Matthew Stafford behind center, Calvin Johnson at wide receiver and now with Reggie Bush in the backfield, the Lions have an even more potent offense that will be extremely hard to stop.
The Bengals' defense, especially the secondary will need to be on top of their game to slow down Stafford, Bush and Megatron and the offense will need to be prepared to score every time they touch the ball to keep up. If the Bengals play a great game, they should come home as winners, but if they struggle either offensively or defensively, there's a good chance the Lions will win. This won't be an easy game.