Who will have a better season, Lions or Michigan?

Submitted by Anchew on October 8th, 2017 at 7:16 PM
So we all watched the game last night and most of us are still Lion's fans. Michigan's road through the the B1G looks daunting after last night. The Lion's have a lot of talent, but the Lion's do what they do. So I am wondering what you all think who will have the better season. I feel the Lion's can and will make the play-offs to finish with a better season



October 9th, 2017 at 5:00 AM ^

The positions we've had trouble at aren't the positions where we have new starters. QB, OL, RB all have returning starters and yet those are our biggest weaknesses.

I didn't really expect a better team than last year, but last year's team lost 3 very winnable games. On the other hand, I did expect this team to beat a previously 3-9 MSU squad at home.


October 9th, 2017 at 10:21 AM ^

WR, OL, now back-up QB, and RB/TE on the blocking side.

On Defense - this is where Hoke handed us the base for an OSU/Bama-like reload capability - that is going much better than expected. Especially on the back end. [Knock on wood.]


Also, note - my comment is misplaced, and was in response to a comment that said the team is not going to reach the commenter's 11-1 expectations.


October 8th, 2017 at 8:15 PM ^

Michigan is not as good as Penn St & Ohio St - The Lions aren't as good as GB. 


Michigan 8-4 and a decent bowl game - The Lions maybe a playoff win. 


Feels about the same. 


October 8th, 2017 at 8:29 PM ^

Lions have a brutal schedule. They also depserately need Taylor Decker back. Tough loss though especially with the Pack pulling it off.


October 8th, 2017 at 9:39 PM ^

even when when the difference between expectation, demand and gametime delivery is so thin.  But we all seem to have a pretty good idea why things didn't go well last night. Poor play-calling, bad coaching and horrid execution by the Oline and others when it was desperately needed. I mean you can't turn the ball over three consecutive times in a driving storm and then not catch the ball when you are wide open or fumble it when you have a chance to put your team ahead before the rain came. In spite of everything, they had their chances, and didn't take advantage of them. There is blame to go around for everyone because you lose as a team.

The defense and special teams while great at times, never forced Sparty to turn the ball over, and there were opportunities.

To me, there just didn't seem to be an urgency to get ahead before the storm hit. Sparty was playing for the weather, and realized that the team with the lead would likely win, and so that's how they gameplanned. I don't have a clue what Michigan was trying to do gameplan-wise. They never repeated successful plays.

In beating the Cowboys in the final seconds tonight, Rodgers threw consecutive fades to beat Jourdan Lewis, knowing on the first that he hadn't turned in time to see the ball coming. If he had, he would have picked off the first pass and become a rookie superstar in Dallas. Then Rodgers back-shouldered him on the next throw and won the game. That's how the pros do it. Michigan never repeated winning plays when it was dry let alone when the moonsoon struck.


October 9th, 2017 at 12:45 AM ^

Both win 9 games. 9-7 is good enough to get in the playoffs in the NFL depending on what happens with the rest of the division. 9-3 is not good enough to get into the playoffs in college. I guess going by that standard the lions will have a "better" season.