The 7-3 Detroit Lions lead the NFC North while the 8-2 New England Patriots lead the AFC East. Today as we watch Detroit Lions at New England Patriots live online free streaming or on TV on Fox we could be seeing a Super Bowl preview. And what a preview it should be. The NFL’s top-rated defense heads into Foxborough to take on the league’s top-ranked offense, with the Patriots ground game getting a particular boost last week.
If you want to watch today’s Lions vs Patriots game live, kickoff is scheduled for 1pm EST from Gillette Stadium. New England is favored by 5.5 points as you prep to watch the Lions at Patriots game live.
Last Sunday night, little-known running back Jonas Gray rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns in the Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Gray was justifiably the talk of the league for days. Then fans watched the Patriots game on the ground get bolstered further by signing LeGarrette Blount, who was cut Tuesday by the Steelers after not getting a single carry and choosing to leave the field early in Pittsburgh’s Monday Night win over the Titans.
Between Gray and Blount, the theory was we’d see even more rushing today as we watch the Lions Patriots game live online free or on Fox. That’s not likely. With Ndamukong Suh anchoring the Lions defense, Detroit leads the league in rush defense by allowing just 68.8 yards per game. As a result, watch the Patriots game in the air today, where the Lions game defensively just ranks fifth.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski may be the biggest beneficiary. Through 11 games Gronk has 9 TDs and 734 yards off of 53 receptions. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is technically QB Tom Brady’s top target with 59 receptions, but Gronkowski’s been hot for weeks. Coach Bill Belichick will look to keep that up against the Detroit Lions’ impenetrable rushing defense.
The Lions will look to renew their air attack as well. Last week QB Matthew Stafford was held in check on his attempts to WR Calvin Johnson as the Cardinals bottled-up Megatron all day. For that matter, watch the Patriots game in the secondary today to see if Megatron and Golden Tate both go off against them. Last Sunday the duo had just 100 yards on seven receptions, with Tate only being targeted twice.
How a fan can watch today’s Lions vs Patriots game live streaming or on TV and not be excited is a mystery. This showdown could very well be a Super Bowl preview, and even if it’s not it should be wildly entertaining. You can watch Detroit Lions at New England Patriots live online free streaming on the NFL on Fox Sports Live page or on the DirecTV website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with the MAX option.