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Six Hidden Match Ups between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Kent Lee Platte

A week later and many Detroit Lions fans still haven’t come down from the amazing comeback victory against the New Orleans Saints.  In the teams worst game statistically for the #1 ranked defense, many Lions fans actually left the game early while the home town team was down by two scores late in the 4th. Led by Matthew Stafford and Golden Tate, the team rallied and brought the game within one score. Glover Quin would then intercept Drew Brees and Stafford would lead a calculated drive ending in the first career TD for receiver Corey Fuller.  The defense held and the Lions won by a single point. This week, the team travels to London to face another NFCS team, the Atlanta Falcons. There are plenty of under the radar match ups to look forward to, and we’ll once again dig deep and find them. (more…)


Six Hidden Match ups between the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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By Kent Lee Platte

Despite an identical record to this point last season, the feelings of déjà vu aren’t really there for the Detroit Lions in 2014.  Instead of building a 4-2 record on the back of their offense, with their defense trailing along, the team has their record almost entirely due to their number one ranked defense and it would be even more impressive if the team had a solid kicker to start the season.  Way back in 2011, the Lions lost their only playoff game under this new regime against Drew Brees and the Saints.  Head coach Jim Caldwell, then with the Colts, famously lost to the Saints in the Super Bowl in 2010.  You’ve heard the bigger storylines for the game, but how about the under the radar match ups that will happen on the field? (more…)


Detroit Lions Mock Draft v1.0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Eric Rowe

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This is the first of what figure to be many Lions-only mock drafts.

After six weeks of NFL action, the Lions currently hold the 21st pick in the first round. Technically it should be 22nd as they do hold the head-to-head with Green Bay and would win the NFC North if the season ended today, but based strictly on strength of schedule the Lions lose the tiebreaker with the other 5 teams that are 4-2. (more…)


Six Hidden Matchups Between Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

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Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

Coming off a disappointing loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Detroit Lions are still sitting atop the NFC North but lack any sort of separation from the resurgent Packers, Bears, and even the Vikings.  Only a single win separates the top and the bottom of the division, so a divisional match up like the Lions have this week against the Minnesota Vikings becomes even more important.  Unlike their previous few games, most of the match ups against Minnesota are pretty straightforward.  With Calvin Johnson likely sitting, Reggie Bush uncertain, and the Lions offense struggling as much as their defense is dominating, there are few below the surface match ups to look out for.  (more…)


Lions vs. Bills: A Buffalo Perspective

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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For this week’s guest, I called upon Ryan Talbot, the Editor-in-Chief of BillsMafia.com. He’s been writing about the Buffalo Bills for a few years and has been a fan of the team for his entire life. He lives in the WNY area and is an educator by day. He can be found on Twitter @RyanTalbotBills.
What does the quarterback change from E.J. Manuel to Kyle Orton mean in the short term? How does it impact the offense against Detroit?
Short term, it hopefully means that Buffalo’s wide open receivers get passes that they can catch. If EJ Manuel was somewhat consistent, the Bills would absolutely be 3-1 right now, and possibly 4-0. Manuel faced a lot of pressure against the Texans last week, but even when he had time to pass many of his throws were too low, too high, behind the receiver or thrown to someone in the wrong uniform. Manuel needs some time on the sidelines and I think this change will benefit him.
Against Detroit, the Bills game plan should be rather simple. Rely on the run and pass when you need to. That being said, Detroit has been outstanding defensively, so running may not work. If you need someone to pass the ball 30-40 times, I prefer Orton over Manuel. Orton will certainly make his fair share of mistakes, but he’s also not gun shy. He’ll try to make passes that Manuel would pass over every time for his check down option. This week’s match-up is going to be difficult for the Bills.

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Five Potential Lions to Watch in CFB Week 6

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

This is one of the tastiest weekends on the entire college season slate. Several intriguing conference matchups will go down, and the days of the SEC eating cupcakes are over for a while.

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I’ll be in South Bend to capitalize on the rare chance to see a PAC-12 team visit the Midwest. One of my primary foci will be the Cardinal’s giant left tackle, who projects as a top-15 talent in next spring’s draft. (more…)






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