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 Week 1: Lions @ Colts 
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I think we win a shoot out.


September 11th, 2016, 11:12 am
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I feel like this is a game we will look back at and say "man they really should have won the game" but these are the Lions, they havent looked well prepared in the preseason and Jim Caldwell doesnt always seem to adjust quick enough during a game. I think the Colts are going to have trouble covering the Lions WRs and also a tough time protecting. I figure they can double Ansah as well as roll the pocket away from him with Taylor an undisciplined defender on the otherside. Also the Lions dont really have linebackers that can help with the passrush although maybe Van Noy will prove us his emergence is real. Tyrunn Walker is the best interior passrusher the Lions have and he just popped up on the injury report. The Lions should be able to stop the run but I dont think they will get quite enough pressure on Luck unless someone aside from Ansah can do something. The Lions should be able to cover the middle pretty well with Whitehead and Levy both good coverage LBers and the Colts not having passcatching RBs to worry much about. Luck isnt all that accurate with the deep ball but the Colts do a nice job of going back to it 6-7 times a game bc Hilton and now Dorsett can get behind defenses whereas teams like the Lions have players that can win deep but they only get 1-2 shots a game and if Stafford misses thats it they wont try again unless in a desperate situation when the opponent knows its coming. Can the Lions force Luck into turnovers? Im not so sure and Gore isnt a fumbler either.

Other things Im looking at. This should be a nice matchup for the Lions young OL - one where they should be at an advantage. If they can get a running game going that would be a major confidence builder for the group and keep things simple for Stafford who the Lions need to prove that the 2nd half of last season was not a fluke. Should be a good game for the offense. Ball security issues (Ebron, Abdullah, Washington), running wrong or cutting short routes (Tate, Ebron) can change things in a hurry though.

Rookie watch seems like its mostly going to be on Decker. Williams should play on special teams and Washington if he s active might get a few carries or return chances. Robinson will hopefully be in the rotation but the Lions might want to give Thornton more chances to passrush with Walker ailing. Otherwise, I dont expect to see Glasgow, Dahl, Zettel, Killebrew, Barnes or Wick too much.


September 11th, 2016, 12:04 pm
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Wish I had a live stream for this game. Gave up my Sunday ticket 2 years ago (after 4 years of having it) because direct TV doesn't care about their existing customers


Colts win. 27-17

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September 11th, 2016, 3:53 pm
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No chat room anymore?

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September 11th, 2016, 4:38 pm
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Man my Sirius is like 5 minutes behind lol

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September 11th, 2016, 4:45 pm
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Great first series ending with the TD :arrow: Had some good runs there. Keep it up.

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September 11th, 2016, 4:45 pm
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Looking good so far. Good to see Washington punch it in on the goal line.

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September 11th, 2016, 5:22 pm
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Man, this is starting to look like last season's opener. I sure we don't blow it again.


September 11th, 2016, 6:26 pm
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Our defense SUCKS!!!!!

Where's the pressure? Luck has all day to throw.


September 11th, 2016, 6:30 pm
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Tomlinson got schooled on consecutive plays by a rookie. He's a bum. Replace him.


September 11th, 2016, 6:36 pm
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Is anybody else wondering why most of our passes are 10 yards or less?


September 11th, 2016, 7:06 pm
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Levy is NOT the same player.


September 11th, 2016, 7:14 pm
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Whitehead blew that coverage on the last TD

Good thing we have a kicker who can hit 60 yard era and miss crucial XPs....ugh, typical lions

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September 11th, 2016, 7:39 pm
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liontrax wrote:
Tomlinson got schooled on consecutive plays by a rookie. He's a bum. Replace him.


With who? Everyone else is worse

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September 11th, 2016, 7:41 pm
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liontrax wrote:
Our defense SUCKS!!!!!

Where's the pressure? Luck has all day to throw.


Well, this is the highest paid QB in the game.

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