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Another-coulda-shoulda-woulda

Entertaining game with same old predictable outcome. Stats were not to far off except for the ‘biggie’. Lions allowed Bills to accumulate 400 yards of offense. Most siginificant ‘chunk’ was in the Bills last drive for the “W”. Lion’s pass defense operates on the ‘bend and crumble’ scheme. Typical ‘turning points’ in the game included: […]

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Hell freezes-Lions win 3 in a row

Game stats do not tell the entire ‘story’ of how the win came to be. The Giants committed three turn overs that made the Lion’s win possible. Lion’s ‘run’ game and fewer penalties negated the Giants advantage in passing yards and game total yards. Lion’s secondary pass defense was still lacking. Scrambles by Jones were […]

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A “joyous twofer”, Lions style

As a die hard Lion’s fan, it’s easy to take comfort in a two game win streak. Let’s face it, Green Bay had a really bad day. The look on QB Roger’s face said it all. He looked like he was actually pouting which would be an appropriate reaction to losing to the lowly Detroit […]

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Trick but no Treat-Lion’s style

By now the familiarity of the game ending score should be self evident. Great try but no ‘cigar’. Failure to finish produces the same old results. By my observation, the meltdown started with 7 minutes to go in the third quarter. A stupid penalty negated a good play. Follow this up with a few ‘false […]

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La La land, Lion’s style

Well here we are on the ‘merry-go-round’ of the Lion’s version of NFL football. Memory seem to recall that the last time the Lions tried to win games based on field goals only, things did not turn out well. Touch downs may indeed be critical to winning. Looking at the Dallas game statistics, you would […]

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Intro to our 66yr of rebuilding

Somehow this outcome was almost worthy of pity. Continued flaccid defense coupled with a feeble running game and passing offence that took the day off was the order of the day. Injuries to key players were a strong contributor to the games’s outcome. In addition, the lack of talent depth was on full display. The […]

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Slip sliding away into 66th year of rebuilding

Disappointment from the prior Viking’s game was humbled by our Lion’s display against Seattle. How do you score 45 points and still manage to lose? Well the Lions are adept at losing and let the Seattle score 48 points. This is not to say the Seahawks played a defensive gem by giving up 45 points. […]

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Do you Believe? –not yet!!

Welcome to a road well traveled on our 65yr of rebuilding. Sunday’s game with the Washington ‘whatevers’ was entertaining to say the least. One can ask did the defence fall asleep in the second half or did Washington’s half time adjustment make the difference. This game should have never been in doubt. A few more […]

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Good, bad and still ugly

Welcome to our 65th year of rebuilding. Nothing says progress or lack thereof, like Sunday’s game against the Eagles. The ‘Good’ may be the potential for a running game which must be shown to have some durability and “legs” into the depth of a season. The ‘Bad’ is scoring 35 points and not winning. No […]

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Post 64th season and 65th season rebuilding observations

From the Ram’s perspective, the Stafford trade has been vindicated. Rams not only won the ‘big prize’ but traversed through good teams on the way to the Super Bowl. Die hard Lion’s fans knew this was destined to happen when high caliber talent was injected into an already potent scenario. Stafford provided a vicarious fulfillment […]

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