The lions become a good team. You're all welcome.
Wooooooh...Lions playoff bound!
I moved to Chicago and NOW they're good. figures.
At least you still get to watch them, I joined the Army and the Lions make the playoffs. I go back to Fort Leonardwood Jan 3rd and will have no freaking clue how they are doing. Oh and the worst part about it... My flight leave Metro airport at 5:30, so I will be missing the Sugar Bowl as well. Sucks Sucks Sucks Sucks Sucks.
Well thats no good, but your service is appreciated. Believe that
Thanks Jmilan, I know everyone in the military appreciates the support. I'm just happy to be able to spend the holidays with my family and friends.
this. is. awesome. playoffs baby!
Festivas miracles abound!
Damn we have come a long way!!!!!!
With the Lions making the playoffs and Michigan beating ohio!! 2011 was not a bad year!! Merry Christmas all!!
The lions making the playoffs and michigan beating ohio hasn't happened since 1997!
any idea who we'll play in first round?
Hopefully we get the Niners
I'm holding out hope for playing the cowboys. I think we would have a lot better chance against them, rather than a 49ers team that already beat us once.
might be a better opponent but I think the Lions might be motivated taking on the niners again after what happened last time.
From my perspective the most likely opponent at this point appears to be the NO( if SF holds on) and SF if they don't. If they beat GB next week(and since that hasn't happened in forever I'm not holding my breath), then it's more likely they play the NYG/Dal since Atl is likely to drop the game to NO. Now my dream scenario as a Falcons fan that has about a .1% shot of happening is that if Atl wins out and NO loses to Car in week 17, then Atl wins the NFC south and would host Detroit as a 3 seed.
So by my best guestimate:
Dal/NYG winner: 24.9%
it would enable me to drive the 90 miles north and see the Lions play!
If the Lions play at New Orleans in the playoffs, I will have seen two Lions games and one Wolverines game within one month in my neighborhood. Not sure what i did to please the football gods.
These post-season games are huge for both teams.
It'd be the Giants.
But, that's based on the fact that the Lions are 10-5 while the Falcons are only 9-5...need them to lose to NO Sunday night. And probably the Lions winning at Lambeau (unless Atl loses 2).
To the Saints is a stretch; and if the Pack win tomorrow, the Lions would b playing for position vs. a team just trying to avoid injuries against a team that stomps their players. I'm not sure Aaron Rodgers back-up is insurmountable.
I have no passion for the Lions, is that ok?
I mean sure it's not a moral flaw or anything, but it does lead to the question as to why you posted in a thread about them.
So happy to see the Lions in the playoffs! Last time they made the playoffs I was 5.
wow making me feel old. at least you don't remember the heartbreaking runs in the 90's
i was living in my last incarnate
I was six
I was five too the last time they made it
...a bit John Phillip Sousa, yes.
...and have never experienced the Lions in the playoffs. I only started watching sports in 2001. I'm glad to call myself a TRUE Lions fan!
they will blow it in the playoffs
Man you know the Lions have arrived when they attract haters on the board.
Who said the Bears were on the upswing and the Lions on the downswing?
they came from 0-16 to the playoffs in 3 years. At this point, there is nothing they can do that would blow it or ruin this season. So don't be an ass.
But I am happy for all of the Lions fans on this board! Congrats!!!
is the franchise.....congrads lions u earned it......
Congrads come from EL, we don't need them here tonight.
I love this quote from Schwartz. "There's going to come a time when we don't celebrate going to the playoffs - It's not going to be tonight"
Hell yes. Go Lions. Austin 3:16
Long time coming ..GO LIONS !!!
Hopefully there will be more partying over the next several weeks!
let's make a run.
Being a Lions fan here in San Diego, all week I've had to listen to the local slappies talking about how the Chargers were going to pass all over the Lions DB's (which I have to admit I was kinda thinking too), especially after just last week the Chargers destroyed the Ravens Defense. Anyway, after so many dreadful seasons as a Lions fan, it is SO TREMENDOUS that they even made the playoffs! Go BLUE, and Go Lions!!! Make a little noise in the playoffs!
Best game of the year, besides the MERDA of Tebow.
LIONS!!!!!!!! Packers are going down next week.
know with the undefeated thing out the window and the Lions clicking they may just repeat last years feat at Lambeau.
The Lions will go undefeated next year and will virtually be locks to win the Super Bowl, and then the world will end.
I did it in madden and my xbox red-ringed
Naturally the year I move to DC... but that's really not important.
Let's go Lions!
since the 91' divisional playoff game versus Dallas. Stafford was absolutely brilliant.
The defense recorded no sacks and did not force a turnover until 5 minutes left in the game and they still dominated. An amazing performance by a shorthanded defense.
What is exciting is how good this team CAN BE. First they must re-sign Tulloch and Avril. Second, Leshoure and Best must come back from their injuries. Third, they need some fresh blood along the line. Left tackle in particular. Backus is not bad, but he is 35.
Re-signing Tulloch and Avril are musts. Avril in particular is huge. They already lost McBride and they do not have another DE who creates a rush like him. If he goes that means the first pick has to go for DE.
But for the first time in, well, ever, I can say that I am confident that the Lions will find a way to navigate around these pressing issues.
my first ever Lions game in person. I picked out a great one. So I end 2011 by going 21-2 in sports events I went to.
Red Wings: 2-0
Do me a favor and keep going, you're bringing luck!
Great win today to stamp a ticket to the playoffs. And to think, this team is still missing some major pieces in LeShoure and Fairley who should be able to contribute next year.
I remember watching that '99 Lions team in HS and thinking that they had a chance to be a consistent playoff team for years to come. Then Bobby Ross became Gary Moeller and they lost on a last-second FG to Chicago to miss the playoffsand the wheels came off. I am so happy to see the team finally make a comeback, and hopefully they keep the trajectory going.
And as someone who had to watch both NY teams play today, I'd love for the Lions to match up against the Giants.
It's my Suh jersey. Bought it last year at the Bears game, which was the last Lions loss of the season, and afterwards they went on a 13-game winning streak if you count being preseason champs. Lucky jersey. Shoulda bought it earlier, but what can ya do?
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Just because a lot of U of M fans are from the state of Michigan and/or are Lions fans, doesn't mean that everyone is. Is it that hard to add an "OT" to your Lions posts? Congrats to Lions fans, but this isn't the 'Nam. There are rules here.
Fuck u go lions
that this would be not OT.
Are one in the same. Both fooled every year by their team even on a good year get the build up in their minds watching their thugs of football players only for the realty check that brings them back down. Oh and Gym Shorts can't handle a mans handshake.
Your post is so very Ohio.
I like my team to have integrity.
Jim Harbaugh is a nancy
"One and the same," and, no, they're not.
Sentences should have a clear subject and predicate and clauses should be separated by punctuation.
Guys must love running thugs and Bobby Carpenter
a Lions and Wolverines fan, so your original premise is invalid.
Speaking of a team still down in the dumps to match MSU instead of the now roaring Lions.....
I was back in Michigan for a couple weeks during the Holidays. I went to see the last game of the year against the packers where the Lions locked up the division. Then I went to the playoff game against the packers. Ugh! I still remember Farve hitting his wide open receiver in the end-zone at the end of the game. The packer's receiver was so wide open and I felt like throwing my shoe to deflect his pass!
May be the lions will win their first playoff game!!!! At least they are making significant progress. Now all they need to do is build up the OL, LB and find a good RB.
Levy has struggled, so they may need to replace him. The Lions have two high picks on IR at RB.
Eh, I do think linebacker is a spot that Mayhew should key in on. I don't think I'd go so far as to say Levy has struggled, but the truth is that we've only got four players' worth of playable depth there - the three starters plus Carpenter, who is definitely a boom-or-bust type that I wouldn't want as an every-down backer.
On the other hand, it wouldn't bother me a bit if all seven picks were used on the offensive line.
They need to upgrade at certain spots, but their line is no worse than Green Bays. They do need to work on improving the run game so to that end they need linemen who can be effective run blockers.
But it is hardly a terrible line. In the NFL every QB get hit so it is unrealistic to expect Stafford to go untouched game after game.The absence of a run game is what is the issue. They have together stronger in that area.
They do need to work on improving the run game so to that end they need linemen who can be effective run blockers.
That's basically what I mean. The pass-blocking is decent enough (though most of these guys are kind of old) but the run-blocking stinks. It just isn't nearly good enough to be a consistent, year-after-year complement to the passing game. And this is a year where the Lions have had remarkable good health and consistency (in terms of who's starting) on the O-line, so this is essentially as good as it gets.
in the last three years. From 0-16 to playoffs, and they didn't even need all 16 games to get in. That's just showing off. I would say only Rodgers, Brees, and Brady have been better than Stafford this year. He is an elite QB. To be able to shake off the China Doll moniker after what he has gone through the last two years is a testament to his hard work and leadership. It also helps when you have the best receiver on the planet to throw to. Can't wait to see this combo do work over the next decade.
I was at the game yesterday and it was an unbelievable atmosphere. The only other time I've experienced a similar atmosphere was at Yost. Incredible.
And two lions losses from now this post won't even exist and you Lions fans can go hide in your caves. The Lions schedule this year consists of wins of mediocre and terrible teams and when they play real teams they got destroyed. This is coming from someone who grew up going to the silverdome
They got destroyed in two games - Packers on Thanksgiving and @Chicago (who they beat at home). They played with New Orleans and the games against the 49ers and Falcons were decided late in the 4th. Lions beat the teams that they were supposed to beat and played some good teams tough. I don't think anybody being an objective fan thinks they have a great chance of getting to or winning the Super Bowl, but they are a good team, and young, so I think Lions' fans optimism is justified.
PS - they beat possible playoff teams on the road (Cowboys, Raiders), killed possible playoff teams (Chiefs and Broncos) and handily beat a team that was on a 3 game win streak with a QB that had only lost 2 games in December in the last 5 seasons (IIRC). So I think you're the one that is having trouble being objective.
Cowboys are terrible and the afc west is a joke. Their opponents record combines for 60-89.
It's the NFL. Anybody can win on any Sunday. If you get 10 wins in the NFL, you earned them. If we're going to start discrediting wins, our (Michigan's) season is not very impressive. Get over it. I don't see why you're playing Scrooge when the Lions are going to the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. And have 10 wins for the first time in almost 20. Let the fans celebrate. Last I checked, none of us are claiming they're up there with the 72 Dolphins.
Rams beat NO. Seattle beat Baltimore. Welcome to the NFL. They play the teams on their schedule. They have no control over how those teams are going to do during the year. They can only worry about themselves. They should have beat ATL and SF. The other three were expected losses. Tell ya what: I would not want to be playing the Lions when that offense is clicking.
Some people will never give the Lions credit, and my avatar says:
get destroyed by the Packers. They were in the game until they fell apart in 2nd half. Stafford was still nursing an injured index finger on his throwing hand. Since Stafford took his gloves off, he was on fire. As long as Stafford can stay healthy, I have no doubt that the Lions can make the Super Bowl run this season.
Dick....Worry about your own team fuck face....
Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning? Im guessing you got an Ipoop instead of an Ipad and you've decided to take out your anger on a fanbase who hasnt witnessed a playoff win in 20 years.
Nobody cares about what you have to say if you're gonna be a coward and won't reveal your team.
Here are the scenarios for the Lions to get a 5th seed and meet DAL/NYG instead of NO.
|CHI @ GB||ATL @ NO||DET @ GB||CHI @ MIN||TB @ ATL||CAR @ NO||Wild Cards|
|either||Atl wins||Det wins||either||TB wins||either||
|GB wins||NO wins||Det wins||either||either||either||
|GB wins||NO wins||GB wins||either||TB wins||either||
Looks like we want NO to win tonight in MNF, and TB to beat ATL next week. Basically, the more ATL loses, the better it is for us.
If NO wins tonight, and DET beats a resting GB that already has home field locked up, then we're in good shape. Atlanta needs to at least lose once, regardless.