Baltimore Sun staff picks for the Ravens-Lions game

The Baltimore Sun's experts make their predictions for the Week 15 game between the Ravens and Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Monique Jones

Ravens 27, Lions 24

Snow won't be a factor this week, which should give the Ravens a chance to see their offense take another step forward with Dennis Pitta back in the lineup.

Mike Preston

Lions 28, Ravens 24

The Ravens have performed poorly on the road this season, and they can't physically handle Detroit's offensive line. Plus, Detroit got embarrassed last week, so the Lions will rebound strongly at home on Monday Night Football.

Peter Schmuck

Lions 27, Ravens 24

Though the Ravens are on a roll, the Lions are going to be in their comfort zone after last week's Philly freezeout, and they've got just as much — or more — at stake.

Matt Vensel

Lions 33, Ravens 31

Outscoring Matthew Stafford and the Lions on Monday Night Football on the road will be too tough a task, especially if the defense wilts in the fourth quarter again.

Aaron Wilson

Ravens 24, Lions 21

Winning just one of their previous six road games, the Ravens seem due for a rare victory away from Baltimore against a banged-up Lions team that's prone to turnovers lately. Despite matchup problems with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the Ravens will extend their winning streak to four games.

Jeff Zrebiec

Lions 31, Ravens 20

John Harbaugh is right. The Ravens will have to play their best game this season to beat the Lions. Considering that they haven't played well on the road all year and they struggle against good defensive fronts, I don't like their chances of doing that Monday night.

Stan "The Fan" Charles

Lions 27, Ravens 19

You have to love what the Ravens have been able to accomplish in their hangover year. But I think they'll hit a big-time speed bump in the Motor City, with speed being the operative word. The defense is not fast or ferocious enough to take care of the Lions' vaunted duo of Megatron & Bush.

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