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Lions-Chiefs predictions: Picking the winner in London

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It's the 2-5 Kansas City Chiefs and 1-6 Detroit Lions on Sunday in London. The Chiefs are currently 3-point favorites but we've seen that line get as high as 5.5 points.

Who will win? The Arrowhead Pride staff makes their picks below. You can find the Pride of Detroit picks here.

Joel Thorman: Lions 23 Chiefs 26

These teams aren't all that different. The Lions have a couple more explosive players on offense while the Chiefs have a couple more explosive players on defense. With the distractions that come with playing in London the coaching staff matters even more and the Chiefs have the advantage there. KC wins.

MNChiefsfan: Lions 13 Chiefs 20

The Lions offensive line has been really struggling as of late. As a result,  they're going to have to keep extra protection back all day to keep Stafford from getting killed. This will limit their passing game, which simply isn't as feared ad it once was.
The Chiefs continue to give us just a glimmer of hope that they can smash to pieces later in the year.

Matt Conner: Lions 7 Chiefs 10

Gotta believe there's something really wrong with Stafford. Or maybe Jim Caldwell is their coach. The Lions did just promote Jim Bob Cooter, which means anything is possible, but I'm believing in this defense that's coming together — especially as Sean Smith gets his legs back. Remember a lot of these guys are in contract seasons, so if they can put together a half-season miracle, it's better for all parties involved.

NJ Chiefs Fan: Lions 17 Chiefs 27

Biggest question going into this game: Will we hear "God save the Chieeeeeefffffsssssss." at the end of the National Anthem?

Stagdsp: Lions 17 Chiefs 24

This match up appears to favor the Chiefs.  At least the Chiefs team that showed up last week.... 
The Lions appear to struggle in pass protection, run game (offense) and pass defense.  
The Chiefs pass rush can make them pay for getting one-dimensional on offense, and a balanced Offense for KC should be able to score enough to win.

Clay Wendler: Lions 20 Chiefs 17

The Lions still have Megatron, and his playmaking ability will be enough to give them an edge over a Chiefs secondary that's still questionable. The Chiefs got fat last week off a third-string QB, which seems to happen quite often during the Andy Reid era. The story is much different against starting QBs.

Super_G: Lions 21 Chiefs 27

Who else is looking forward to Chiefs football at eight in the morning! The Chiefs win this game with their makeshift OL giving up a few more pressures than desired. The Lions turn the ball over more than the Chiefs do in this game and really hurt themselves in the process. This game is about who does less to lose. The Chiefs fortunately have less mistakes than the Lions and move to 3- 5. This is a win or certainly miss the playoffs type game. It's almost like the playoffs are here two months early.

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