Lions at home vs Washington today. I've seen the Redskins play a few solid games this season. It'll be a tough game for the Lions.
Other NFL talk encouraged. I'll be in here for a bit for MNF. Go Texans.
I think the Lions game is blacked out...
Anyone out of market want to comment on what the stands look like? I'm assuming desolate.
Any suggestions on Steve Breaston for fantasy lineup today as my flex? Supposed to be his first game back, but he is still questionable. ESPN says rust and Max Hall is bad combo.
Only option I have is to start Darren Sproles from SD instead. He's good for 2-5 points on average, but he's going up against Tennessee's defense, which has been VERY good of late.
So Sproles or Breaston?
Yes, I normally have other options, but a couple of bye weeks has me short on options. Addai is hurt, Baltimore is on bye, etc.
Or maybe it won't matter. Guy is starting two players listed as out in NO's Thomas and Bush as well as Bear's RB Forte on his bye. Looking over his last 3 weeks, he hasn't adjusted the lineup at all.
My other league matchup has a guy starting 4 bye players. I have slightly more faith in that being fixed. This guy is on a 5 game winning streak
Pick up mike hart and start him. The colts backfield is a mash unit. If he is ever going to make noise, this is the week he is going to do it.
Someone picked him up after his first big game. RBs are tough to come by in the league. The guy I'm playing has 6(!) RBs and only 3 WRs. A couple others have the same sort of thing. I was wondering why I was able to get steals at other positions in the lower rounds. The longer this season has gone, the more I understand why.
Lions D-Line's really showing up today
Turf monster has had a solid start as well today. The lions d-line is awesome to watch, all 4 guys can get to the quarterback.
2 sacks for the Lions defense so far (although one was just McNabb tripping). The defense is looking great and now the offense is marching. so great to have Stafford back.
I think it's only blacked out in a 75 mile radius of the station. I don't think anyone outside the I-69 radius of Detroit would have a problem.
Last time a game was blacked out I couldn't get it in Ann Arbor, and I think the blackout occurred in the Lansing and Kalamazoo areas also. Basically any area with a major population couldn't watch the game.
Yeah, now that I look at it, it's any station that broadcasts into an area within 75 miles. That means Lansing stations that reach down I-96 would be withing 75 miles. Therefore Lansing couldn't show it either.
No idea on K-zoo unless their broadcasts reach all the way to Jackson. That seems a bit odd, but who knows.
We have it fine here in Kalamazoo.
Stafford just threw up a prayer to CJ and it was picked in the endzone. Argh.
It was just an underthrown ball, most likely due to rust, that was well covered by DeAngelo Hall.
Jim Schwartz just challenged whether a punt was a touchback or downed at the 1. In the first quarter. Of a 0-0 game. He lost, of course.
I didn't think that challenge was unreasonable. It looked to me like it was downed at the one, and given the field position game this has turned into, it could have made a huge difference if it were overturned.
I remember when I wished that the Lions had Michigan's defense. Times have changed.
The lions are weak at LB and not entirely awful at CB and great at DL... I'd take that for Michigan right now. not to mention special teams. Dong punch.
i've got that stupid son gstuck in my head.
YA GOTTA SNAAAATCH AND GRAB IT. SNAAAAATCH AND GRAB IT
What do you guys think about games being played in International Venues like London? I would be interested in going but for a student like me it can be extremely expensive. £70 - 100 for a ticket. £30-40 for travel (since I don't live near London). £40-50 spending while there. 1 day off work. Far too much effort to just watch a football game where I don't have any attachment to the teams involved. I do know a lot of people in the American Football community in the UK who are going to the game though.
The matchup they have is horrid. Denver vs San Fran, EW.
Yeah forgot to mention that. They have had some good matchups tho - Dolphins Giants in 07, Chargers Saints in 08, Pats in 09.
...NFL London game is a prime example why I no longer waste much time on the NFL.
0-3 DEN-SF and total yardage 128-146 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter?
For me that's a pretty strong indictment of the NFL's steaming hot "product" these days.
got picked by trent... i love NFL redzone...
Suh is fuckin awesome
Suh is in beast mode today.
The Super Bowl commercial with the 4 geezers is pretty cool.
damn, that was six...
it kills me when the lions defense is considerably better than Michigans :(
I like this kid's potential, but he looks very very rusty today. Which I suppose should be suspected since he hasn't played since the first game, but man he had Calvin for 6 and underthrew it badly.
It is so weird to see a defense who can make some stops. Actually the Lions defense looks very good.
I think they're a shutdown corner away and maybe a MLB. Though I know the staff really likes Levy when he's healthy.
If they continue to struggle, record wise, I'm hoping for Peterson or Amukamara. Or a LT to be figured out later.
And a CB in Spievey who has a lot of size. I'd also like to see Stephen Peterman shipped out of town. The guy commits more stupid penalties than anyone on the lions, and we all know that's saying something.
He has seven punts. Stafford isn't looking like the #1. Two weeks is bad for the state of Michigan teams. Defense is tenacious
If the Lions eliminated some of these penalties...
I love what pressure they're able to generate. Much different than what I see on saturdays. I hate the penalties though.
Damn you Burleson. HOLD ONTO THE DAMN BALL!!
HOLD ON TO THE BALL!
looked out of place that entire drive.
Same old Lions?
Our kick/punt coverage has been shit today. Stop kicking to that guy.
Alphonso with the pick! He was a really good pick up by Mayhew.
He really has been a great pick up, I'd like to see what Bobby Carpenter (another former first round pick) with another week or too of practice, could do. This defense is really playing some good football.
I think Carpenter could end up being a solid pickup as well. He was a 4-3 linebacker in college and then had to play in the 3-4 in Dallas. I am hoping that getting him back in a scheme that he might be more comfortable in will help him and have the same affect it had on Corey Williams.
Woodson with another pick!
Megatron with his third td catch!
Unfortunately for me the guy I am playin this week in fantasy has CJ. He almost has more points than my entire team so far. I am looking at another loss and a 2-7 record. Fuckin autodraft. Or should I blame Gerg?
Who the hell is this team and what happened to the Lions????
Are you kidding me....where the hell did this come from???
I was worried about a comeback but Rex Grossman is in. Lulz.
Called it. Awesome game.
Tackle on kick coverage!
What the hell. Rex Grossman sighting.
Touchdown Suh!!! Defensive ROY! Almost went Leon Lett style there though.
Ha that's the first person I thought of when Suh started the pre-celebration dance. I'm sure he'll be smiling on a couch somewhere when he sees the highlights.
Yeah, I thought the Skins player was going to strip it out there, but he just bounced off instead. First NFL TD - big day for our boy named Suh. :)
he was like GTFO!
Wow, that I have no words for, unbelievably awesome. Suh for the win!
EAT IT MCNABB!!!
DETROIT FING LIONS FOOTBALL MFER!!!
Posbang for everyone! We need it!
If feels good to be a Lions fan today. There haven't been many Sunday's, that we have been able to say that. Damn... way cool.
were amazing aside from two big pass plays. They shut down the running game and made Donovan's life miserable. This isn't the same old Lions. They're the team on the rise and has a bright future. They're just a few pieces away from becoming a playoff team. This is exciting for the Lions fans and you have to give credit to Mayhew and Schwartz for overhauling the roster to the point where the Lions are a competent team.
No doubt in my mind.
SUH for ROY!
After watching us most weeks this season, we actually look like we have a comparable level of talent to most of the teams we've played. If we can shore up the special teams and cut down on the dumb penalties I wouldn't be surprised to see us go .500 from here on out, especially with a semi-favorable schedule ahead.
So can Mesko win a Rookie of the Year? Would it be defensive or offensive?
when the Lions win and both Michigan and State lose on the same weekend
but they may have destroyed the Redskins season. What was Mike Shanahan thinking when he took out his Hall of Fame QB, and put in Rex Grossman? Shanahan said Grossman gave them their best chance to win... really?
You know there are players right now who are thinking, is our coach... insane? Something like this could lose you your football team. One of the strangest moves, I have ever seen a smart football coach make.
"With a straight face, Shanahan explained that he thought Rex Grossman gave his team the best chance to win down six with two minutes remaining. Shanny blamed McNabb's multiple three-and-outs on thinking too much instead of just playing. He also cited Grossman's greater familiarity with the two-minute offense going back to last season with Kyle Shanahan in Houston."
Well if you don't want a QB that thinks too much, definitely put in Grossman.
nice to see Breaston having a nice day. 7 recs for 133 yards as of now, and 1 rush for 14 yards.
1. Green Bay Packers 5-3
2. Chicago Bears 4-3
3a. Detroit Lions 2-5
3b. Minnesota Vikings 2-5
The Lions are two games back in the NFC North standings. The Lions would've been one game back if it weren't for that stupid rule in the 1st game of the season. That really pisses me off now that I think about it. The Lions still have a shot of winning the division and it's a pretty bad division.
The Lions will have a tough game coming up against the Jets. The key is how will the Lions offense respond to the vaunted Jets defense.
...this Lions victory the more I contemplate it.
After the dong punch KR for a TD by the 'Skins to regain the lead, the thought in my head was, "Gee, same ol' Lions."
Then they totally upended my expectations by doing what the good teams do. They found a way to make their own luck in a tight game and come out with the victory.
I love the heads up insurance TD from Suh and how he already looks like a vet out there. He's definitely ROY material. Also love how competitive the Lions have looked in all their games so far.
If the Lions continue to trend upward, I think the main worry becomes keeping Stafford, CJ, Suh, and Best happy while they fill needs on their way to being a wild card/playoff contender.
Also loving how old man CWoodson is maintaining his DPOY form, especially against the big-mouthed Jets.
Darelle Who? LOLZ