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Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers

January 28, 2024


The 2024 NFC Championship game will take place on Sunday evening when the Detroit Lions travel to Santa Clara, California to face the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium with the game kicking off at 6:30 PM ET and will air on Fox.

The Detroit Lions will be playing in their first NFC Championship game since the 1991 NFL season in which they lost to the Washington Redskins by a score of 10-41. Detroit advanced to the 2024 NFC Championship game by defeating the Los Angeles Rams at home by a score of 24-23 in the Wild Card round and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 31-23 in the Divisional round. 

The Lions have been one of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL this season as they enter this game averaging the 5th most points per game in the league with an average of 27.16 points per game while featuring an above-average passing and rushing offense. Jared Goff has played lights out in the playoffs this season as he has completed 52 of 70 attempts for 564 yards and three touchdowns. 

Defensively, Detroit has been below-average and features one of the worst passing defenses in the NFL as they are allowing an average of 23.21 points per game while allowing the 2nd most passing yards per game with an average of 256.89 passing yards per game. The Detroit Lions will look to extend their winning streak to four games and advance to their first Super Bowl in team history when they face the San Francisco 49ers.

San Francisco has been the best team in the NFC for the majority of the season and advanced to the 2024 NFC Championship game by defeating the Green Bay Packers at home in the Divisional round by a score of 24-21 and ending their losing streak of 30 straight losses when trailing by 7 or more points in the 4th quarter after scoring 10 unanswered points in the 4th quarter including the game-winning Christian McCaffrey rushing touchdown with 1:07 left in the game. 

The 49ers are averaging the 3rd most points per game with an average of 28.61 points per game while allowing the 3rd fewest points per game in the NFL with an average of 17.72 points allowed per game. Christian McCaffrey has had an MVP-caliber season after finishing the regular season with 1,459 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding 67 receptions for 564 yards and seven touchdowns he was one of the main reasons the 49ers defeated the Packers in the DIvisional round with 98 rushing yards and two touchdowns while adding seven receptions for 30 yards. The San Francisco 49ers will look to advance to their first Super Bowl since the 2019 NFL season when they host the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game on Sunday evening.

BookMaker has the San Francisco 49ers listed as 7-point favorites at home against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game on Sunday evening. San Francisco has won nine of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The teams are 4-4-2 ATS in the last ten while the Lions have covered the spread in three straight games in the series. The Detroit Lions are 13-6 ATS overall, 7-2 ATS on the road, and 2-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the San Francisco 49ers are 9-9 ATS overall, 3-6 ATS at home, and 9-9 ATS as a favorite on the year.

San Francisco has been the best team in the NFC this season while Detroit is playing in their first NFC Championship game since the 1991 NFL season. The 49ers have been the dominant team in the series, winning nine of the previous ten meetings, however, the Lions have covered the spread in three straight games against San Francisco while having been the better team at covering the spread this season going 13-6 ATS overall and 7-2 ATS on the road while the 49ers are 9-9 ATS overall and 3-6 ATS at home. Take the points with the Detroit Lions when they travel to face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Detroit Lions +7