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Escaping from the ‘jaws of defeat’ Lion’s style

You had to see this game to believe it.  Green Bay stunk up the place and actually made the Lions look semi competitive.  When is the last time you remember Lambeau field fans boo the Packers?  Creative and inventive in finding new ways to give the opposing team ‘another chance, another chance and another chance’ […]

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“God saved the Queen” but forgot about the Lions

Just when you think you have seen it all.  The stench spanned the Atlantic ocean all the way back to Detroit.  Ray Charles could have directed the KC offence and still won the game by 45 points.  Up until the 4th quarter your punter was Detroit’s most effective weapon.  After the opening drive resulted in […]

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Trick but no treat

Yes, the Lion’s ‘sucked’ us in again with their play the first half.  As soon as Stafford got nailed on two Minnesota’s blitzes, the ending was inevitable.  Throw in a helpful pass interference by the Lions and it was adiós Lions.  You would think someone would see that blitzing Vikings were unimpeded and had direct […]

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Bears “out-gift” the Lions

Folks if your into theatrical football, this was the game for you. Titanic efforts by both defenses allowed only 758 yards of total offense.  Extra added spice was mixed in by the referees reviewing game altering calls.  For a change, the best ‘reviewed’ calls went in the Lion’s favor this time.  Golden Tate’s review was […]

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Will someone notify the next of kin?

Even under a local anaesthesia or effects from recreational pharmaceuticals this game was nothing but a “Nightmare at Ford Field”.  When you have exhausted all the ‘creative’ ways to lose games revert back to the old tried and proven techniques of pass interceptions and fumbles.  And boy the Lions put on superb how-to demonstration on […]

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Not good enough to win but bad enough to lose

Where to begin.  First the obvious, Seattle is not the team it was last year.  But the absence of M. Lynch was a gift to the Lions.  Now onto the game.  The Lion’s offence was totally ineffective.  Forget the last minute heroics.  To many 3 and out series when they had the ball.  Kinda begs […]

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Ugly is as Ugly does-apology to F. Gump

First the good.  Stafford did not get carried off the field in the ‘cart’.  All the rest was just ugly. How about that running game with 19 carries for a whopping net of 28 yards.  Stafford had to be quick on the pass release in order to avoid being impaled by Denver’s defence.  No results […]

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The bad, ugly and despicable

If this game was a demonstration of Lion’s progress in our 58th year of rebuilding,  we’re already ‘screwed’ for the season.  Beyond pathetic are the words that immediately come to mind.  I think allowing an expensive QB to function as a piñata is something new even for the Lions.  So much richly deserved criticism is […]

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De Javu all over again

After the first 21 points you could sense the ‘ghost’ of seasons past.  Then things began to fall into place.  The first was the ‘stupid’ encroachment penalty giving San Diego an automatic first down and subsequent touchdown.  From then on it was “downhill” in a hurry for the defense.     Stand back and watch San Diego […]

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Ready or not here comes the 58th version of the Lion’s rebuilding

Now that the pre-season is in the review mirror,  the ‘real deal’ playing starts.  What can we expect? Stafford is in his ‘make or break’ year.  He’ll move on up in stature or become just another ‘coulda bin’. The newly reorganized running back scheme will make or break the season. No running game just guarantees […]

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