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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. Eagles: Six Hidden Matchups

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Jason Peters presents a stern test for Ziggy Ansah. (Photo courtesy SI.com)

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

When the dust settled over Ford Field on Thanksgiving, the Lions possessed a commanding victory, the NFCN lead, and the path to a home playoff game with the team’s first NFCN championship ever.  Note, the path to and not the championship itself.  The Lions still have to win some games, and none of the remaining four games will be as difficult as the one today against the Philadelphia Eagles.  (more…)


Six Hidden Matchups Vs. the Redskins

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

 

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

The Lions are hoping to end one of the worst streaks in football, travelling to Washington where they have never come away with a win.  Although the Lions were unable to come out of Arizona with a win, sitting at 1-1 puts them on par with roughly half of the league.  The season is still very much in play (It’s week 4, have hope!), and leaving Washington with a win would mark the second 2012 playoff team the Lions would have won against in 2013.  Reggie Bush and Nick Fairley’s availability are both in question and the Lions will be without speedy receiver Patrick Edwards (Ankle) and starting RT Jason Fox (Whatever injury it is this week).

Still, there’s plenty to be excited about given the Redskins verging-on-historically-terrible defense they’ve fielded so far this season.  Rather than go with the obvious, I’m once again delving into the hidden matchups to look for in the Lions Week 3 matchup with the Washington Redskins. (more…)


Lions/Browns: How the Defense Fared

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Nick Fairley looked fantastic against the Browns (photo courtesy Mlive)

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

It doesn’t take a forensics investigation to discover that the Lions defense fared poorly against the offensive powerhouse of the Cleveland Browns.  The feelings of doom and gloom were not lost on the team, who immediately signed three players in the 24 hours after the game (They even signed one before the game, so THEY KNEW (Dun, dun, DUUUN)).  I wasn’t thrilled to be going back to watch the game from a defensive perspective, as the first time wasn’t very pleasant.   As is often the case, however, I was blessed with a different outlook the second go round that provided me with some distinct positives to go with the negatives (Which were even more negative).  (more…)


Lions/Jets Notes

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

The Lions won their preseason opener over the Jets (graphic from CBS NY)


Jeff Risdon
I’ve only watched the game once so far, so I’ll give more thoughts next week in preparation for the next game.

Lions:
-Reggie Bush’s first run, a leaping off tackle burst that picked up 11 yards, is precisely the sort of run that nobody else on this roster has been able to make since #20 left the building. Alas his 2nd carry was quickly snuffed out in the backfield. Still, Bush is a better version of the weapon we all hoped Jahvid Best could become. Thumbs up for the pass protection too.
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Defensive Depth Chart Analysis

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Stephen Tulloch is the man in the middle of the Lions defense (photo courtesy prlog.org)


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor
Last week we covered the offense, this week it’s the defense. The difference here is that the team has now had one rookie camp to help shuffle things up a bit.
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