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Six Hidden Match Ups between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Photo Getty Images

Photo Getty Images


Kent Lee Platte

After two devastating road losses against the Cardinals and Patriots, things were looking pretty dire for the Detroit Lions, who watched the Green Bay Packers waltz back into first place in the NFCN.  Unlike Lions teams in the past, this team pulled together on national TV to blow out their division rival Chicago Bears and put themselves back on the national map.  As much as the defense had carried the team this season, it was the offense that got put back into the spotlight, and Matthew Stafford was on fire.  The Buccaneers are 2-10, but despite their record they are no pushover team.  The Lions should win this game on paper, but paper doesn’t help on game day.  What are the under the radar match ups that you’re looking forward to see this week?  Here are some of mine.  Let me know in the comments if you agree or if there are others you’re excited about! (more…)

Lions Camp Notes, Aug. 2nd

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Saturday was family day at Allen Park. There were jubilant kids everywhere. It also meant a day off for veterans Calvin Johnson and Rashean Mathis, and only shoulder pads and helmets for everyone else. I’m having issues with the picture uploader, unfortunately, so those will have to wait. I got some good shots, as did Kent Lee Platte’s mom, who knows her some football!

After practice I got to hobnob a little with some trusted sources and they gave me some interesting info on the recent draft, which I’ll write up in an article later this week. Teaser: the Lions would not make the big jump Buffalo did for Sammy Watkins, period.

The notes:

–Ryan Broyles is not being held back at all. In fact, he might be seeing more work than any other receiver. (more…)

Ten Things the Lions Must Improve

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Mr. Lionblood needs to come back strong

Kent Lee Platte, DLD writer

Expectations are generally not that high for a team coming off a 4-12 season.  If that team goes into its bye week 5-3 with the projected easiest schedule in the NFL, suddenly expectations are very high.  Just looking at how the Lions have played in 2013 and how the teams they have left on their schedule have played, a 10-6 season should be a given and in fact should probably be a disappointment since that might not even be enough to secure a playoff spot.  (more…)

Lions Pull off the Amazing Win

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

The first half of the Lions home game against the Cowboys saw the Lions Offensive line bullying the Boys all over the field.  Calvin Johnson dominated Brandon Carr.  Dez Bryant was a non factor for almost the entire first half. The Lions Defensive Line was getting consistent pressure on Tony Romo.  The Lions DBs were getting into the backfield with regularity, blowing any chance for the Cowboys to get a run game going.  And yet, the Lions headed into the half down by 3 points after Matthew Stafford threw two back-breaking interceptions, one of which was returned for a  TD.  The second half was more of the same.

For close to 59 minutes, the Lions just couldn’t catch a break.  They would drive down the field and score, bringing the deficit to three only to break down in coverage and allow a long TD.  Then again.  Finally, with barely over a minute left in the game, Matthew Stafford got the ball with two time outs left.  Magic ensued.  (more…)

Six Hidden Matchups in the Lions Revenge Game in Arizona

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Beanie Wells scored 3 TDs last year against the Lions (photo Christian Peters/Getty Images)

Kent Lee Platte, DLD Writer

Much of the hype for the Lions week 2 matchup against the Cardinals centers around a few common themes.  Everyone wants to see if Calvin Johnson can replicate his stat line from last season against an improved Patrick Peterson.  Can Reggie Bush follow up his strong first outing?  Will the Lions get revenge for their embarrassing defeat at the hands of an inferior Arizona team in 2012?  Once again I’m going to look a little deeper, however, to find some of the matches you might not be looking for.  The under the radar battles that will be happening tomorrow afternoon that could mean the difference between a win or a loss in hostile territory.  (more…)

10 Observations from the Win Over Minnesota

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Nate Burleson showed he’s not done yet (Photo from

By Beast, DLD Contributor

The Lions started out with a whimper and it looked like the trends from last season would continue with dumb penalties and miscues where they looked like the better team but the scoreboard doesn’t show it. At second half, they turned it around and put up a quality performance that we all expected before the season started. It was kind of a must win game because it’s a divisional opponent and both the Packers and Bears faced tough opponents to start out with. Obviously, the Bears won, but it put the Lions in good position in terms of NFC North standing.

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