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Six Hidden Match Ups between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Lions Ravens Football

By Kent Lee Platte

Even with the Green Bay Packers playing at a lower level than most are used to seeing Aaron Rodgers and co. play, most expected the Detroit Lions first divisional match up to be a loss in a shoot out to the oft NFCN champions.  Instead, Motown legitimized their strong defensive play by shutting down the league’s leading receiver and one of its best quarterbacks, putting the Lions defense on the top of the league for the first time since Dick Lebeau played corner.  Instead of a shoot-out, Teryl Austin put on a defensive clinic, leading to the Lions victory over one of their most celebrated opponents.

Week 4 pits the Lions against a team that has haplessly lost to two of the Lions divisional opponents, and there’s plenty of excitement given the Lions recent defensive success.  There’s plenty below the surface to look for, and that’s what we will do here.  (more…)

Six Hidden Match Ups between the Lions and Giants

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Five Takeaways From Detroit vs. Chicago

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Here are some expanded thoughts on the 40-32 victory over the Bears, a win which puts the Lions in first place after a quarter of the season.


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…)

Desperate People

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Jim Schwartz is showing his desperation, a direct result of his personal failures as a coach (photo courtesy

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The Lions have been quite active on the transaction wire in the wake of their disappointing playoff performance in Cleveland. Four new defensive players have joined the team since Thursday. (more…)

5 Points From Camp

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Dylan Gandy sits atop the depth chart at right guard (photo courtesy Detroit Lions)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Another week of training camp is in the books, and the first preseason game against the Jets is so close we can taste it. Here are my thoughts on a few camp developments. (more…)

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