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Detroit Lions 2017 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 8 months ago
There were wholesale changes, followed by incremental progress. The hope for the Detroit Lions is that a new regime led by general manager Bob Quinn will continue where it left off in 2016. The Lions returned to the playoffs, got significant contributions from Quinn’s first draft class and, with a franchise quarterback already in place, appeared to lay a foundation for success.  ...

5 Ways to Improve the National Football League

By John La Fleur, 1 year 9 months ago
Despite the NFL’s undisputed status as the most dominant professional sports league, it needs some improvement. A few lingering issues still require some resolution. In particular, scheduling, both during the regular season and postseason should be changed. I offer five proposals for changes and explanations for why they are essential.   1. Seed playoffs based on overall records...

NFC Wild Card Preview and Predictions: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks

By Scott Whittum, 2 years 2 months ago
The Seattle Seahawks secured their fifth straight season of 10 or more regular-season wins with a 25-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. This puts Seattle in elite company with Green Bay and New England as the only two other NFL franchises to achieve the same status.   After getting punched in the mouth by the 49ers early on in the first half the Seahawks responded to...

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Prediction

By Bryan Fischer, 2 years 2 months ago
The NFC North and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs are on the line as bitter division rivals Detroit and Green Bay clash to close out the 2016 regular season. The two teams enter heading in vastly different directions, as the Lions have lost two straight to put their postseason hopes in peril while the Packers are one of, if not the, hottest teams in the league after five straight victories...

Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys Preview and Prediction

By Bryan Fischer, 2 years 2 months ago
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returns to the metroplex he grew up in for a “Monday Night Football” clash with the Dallas Cowboys that will have an impact on the postseason picture for the visitors and could serve as a nice preview of what’s to come in January for both sides.   The Lions remain in tentative control of the NFC North but are suddenly looking...

Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 2 years 3 months ago
The Giants have gone 19-29 the last three seasons. The Lions? They’ve had just two winning seasons since 1998. New York made head coaching change during the offseason while Detroit, coming off of a 7-9 campaign strongly considered it.   Now? Both teams are on the verge of making the playoffs, nightmares turned into new opportunities as they meet Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Giants...

Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 2 years 3 months ago
On Thanksgiving Day, Detroit (7-4) pulled out yet another come-from-behind victory to grab first place in the NFC North. The Lions have won six of their last seven and every game this season has been decided by seven points or less.   This past Sunday, after a competitive and high-scoring first half against Los Angeles, New Orleans’ (5-6) defense shut out the Rams. Drew Brees and...

Thanksgiving Day: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 2 years 4 months ago
It’s been a drought-busting season throughout major sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, bringing Cleveland its first title since 1964. The Chicago Cubs ended their historic 108-year run without a championship by winning the World Series.   Could the Detroit Lions be next on the list?   A team whose last NFL championship appearance (and win) was in 1957 must...

Why You Must Start DeSean Jackson and Other WR/TE Start/Sit Fantasy Advice For Week 2

By Michael Horvath, 2 years 6 months ago
Some surprises, both the good and bad kind, in Week 1 in terms of fantasy performances by wide receivers and tight ends. Before we look ahead to Week 2, let’s see how my Week 1 advice fared.   Good Calls...   Start Donte Moncrief (12.4 fantasy points) – The Colts' offense is going to score A LOT of points this year.   Sit Jarvis Landry (5.9 FP) – Landry...

Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 2 years 6 months ago
Sunday afternoon Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell returns to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the birth place of his NFL head coaching career. And while it may have gotten off to a good start, it did not end well for Caldwell or the Colts.   After taking over for a retired Tony Dungy in 2009, Caldwell led the Colts to Super Bowl XLIV, where they lost to the Saints. Indianapolis won...
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