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Lions vs. Jets: A New York Perspective on #DETvsNYJ

Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Jeff Risdon

To preview this week’s matchup in New York, I called upon Jeff Lloyd to provide a Jets perspective. Jeff is the host of the RSE Network radio show on Monday nights, a show on which I am a regular. He also writes for The Draft Report. In addition, Jeff is one of the most interactive personalities on Twitter, where you can follow him at @Jeff_LJ_Lloyd.  (more…)


Six Hidden Matchups between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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Kent Lee Platte

The NFCN is wrapped up in a four way 1-1 tie and due to the divisional matchup between the Lions and Packers, which will soon change.  The Green Bay Packers are coming off a close victory over the Jets after being blown out by the Seahawks, while the Detroit Lions are coming off back to back blowouts (They blew out the Giants and were then blown out by the Panthers in Carolina).  Aaron Rodgers has a commanding record against the Lions, but the Lions are easily the better team on paper this season.  There are plenty of strong matchups in what is likely to be a high scoring game, but here are some of the more under the radar battles in the first NFCN matchup for the Lions. (more…)


Green Bay vs. Detroit: A Packer Perspective

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Jeff Risdon
In order to provide some balance and divergent viewpoints, I invited my friend Cody Bauer to answer a few questions. Cody is a Packers fan as well as an ardent student of the NFL; we spent time together at the 2013 Senior Bowl practices and I trust his level-headed opinion. He has written for several places, including RealGM where I also write. You can follow Cody on Twitter @CBauerNFLDraft.

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Six Hidden Matchups Between the Lions and Panthers

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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By Kent Lee Platte

The first half of the Detroit Lions 2014 schedule was clearly the easiest portion of their schedule.  Finishing the season out on the road against divisional opponents all but ensured the second part of the season would be a brutal finish even if the Lions are winning.  Their first tough match up, however, comes only in their second game as they take on the Carolina Panthers, one of the surprise playoff teams of 2013.  Although it’s a playoff team, there are some questions that make this game not quite as clear cut as it would be otherwise. (more…)


Five Takeaways from Detroit’s Win over the Giants

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The Lions kicked off the 2014 season by kicking the Giants to the curb. Detroit’s 35-14 home win on the Monday Night Football opener should make Lions fans quite happy. A deeper analysis does little to wipe away the smile or the optimism.
As the All-22 is still not available, these are based off watching the broadcast feed for a second time. Many plays were viewed several times more than that in order to focus on specific players. (more…)


Six Hidden Match Ups between the Lions and Giants

Friday, September 5th, 2014
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