Dec 252013
 

Detroit Lions (7-8) at Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1) The Lions are such a frustrating team. They have the talent to be 11-4 right now, but they’re 7-8. The things that are plaguing them, close losses (3-5 record in games decided by a touchdown or less), turnovers (-14), and recovering fumbles (40.00%) are things that usually are [...]

Dec 072013
 

Detroit Lions (7-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-5) Earlier this year, the Lions won a game despite losing the turnover battle by 4, something that had only happened 19 times prior since 1989. In that game, accumulating 623 yards of offense, as opposed to 268 for the Cowboys, only the 24th time since 1989 that a team [...]

Nov 212013
 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8) at Detroit Lions (6-4) The Buccaneers may just be 2-8, but they are better than their record. Before the season, I said they had 7 of the top-200 players in the NFL (Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks, Dashon Goldson, Darrelle Revis, Gerald McCoy, Doug Martin, and Lavonte David). Doug Martin is out [...]

Nov 162013
 

Detroit Lions (6-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) The Steelers are 3-6, but they are better than their record. They are moving the chains at a 74% rate, as opposed to 74% for their opponents, which is a differential that ranks 17th in the NFL. They’ve just been killed by turnovers (-11 on the season), an [...]

Oct 312013
 

Last week: 10 (-1) Record: 5-3 Last year, the two problems for the Lions were turnovers and close losses and it looked like the Lions were re-living last year this week against the Cowboys before that amazing game winning drive. They won the game despite losing the turnover battle by 4, something that had only [...]

Oct 172013
 

Last week: 9 (+0) Record: 4-2 The Lions are 4-2 despite playing on the road in 4 of their first 6 games. Looking at their schedule going forward, it’s conceivable they could only be underdogs two more times (home for Green Bay, @ Chicago). They host Cincinnati, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, and the Giants in [...]

Oct 102013
 

Last week: 8 (-1) Record: 3-2 It’s amazing how powerless the Lions’ offense is without Calvin Johnson, but it’s understandable considering he’s the best receiver in the NFL and everyone else is a bunch of scrubs. Whether or not they can win in Cleveland this week probably depends on his availability. He’s one of the [...]

Oct 032013
 

Last week: 9 (-1) Record: 3-1 I’ve had the Lions higher than the Bears all season and the Lions did a very good job of supporting me this week, not only winning, but winning when they had a very powerful situational trend working against them (divisional home favorites before being divisional road dogs are 16-48 [...]