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Jan 26, 2022
Open thread: Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks?

Open thread: Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks?

Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK The Lions are one of three eligible teams in the 2022 offseason. The Detroit Lions are one of just three teams that could be forced to do the HBO series Hard Knocks heading into the 2022 offseason. Our Jeremy Reisman breaks down the selection process here. While the prospect of a Lions-oriented TV show is enticing for some, others may be conflicted because it presents an additional distraction in an NFL offseason, which brings us to today’s question of the day. Question of the day: Do you want the Lions to be featured on Hard Knocks? My...
Jan 19, 2022
Open thread: Has your Super Bowl pick changed after Wild Card Weekend?

Open thread: Has your Super Bowl pick changed after Wild Card Weekend?

Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/ There were some dominant performances over Super Wild Card Weekend. For the first time ever, we were treated this past weekend to a Super Wild Card Weekend. The new slate of six games over three days exposed pretenders and anointed contenders, including our beloved Matthew Stafford in the latter group. Question of the day: Has your Super Bowl pick changed after Wild Card Weekend? My answer: not just yet. I originally picked the Titans over the Cardinals in the Super Bowl—you can see all of the staff’s Super Bowl picks here—and while...
Jan 12, 2022
Open thread: Will Trey Flowers remain a Lion in 2022?

Open thread: Will Trey Flowers remain a Lion in 2022?

Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Brad Holmes kicked the can down the road regarding Flowers’ future. Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since the season began, and we got a lot of glimpses into his role in many of the season’s decisions. One decision that has yet to be made? The future of Trey Flowers. While Holmes didn’t give an answer as to what Flowers’ future with the team looks like, he kicked the can down the road in a way that certainly looks like all options are on the table. “He’s what we’re...
Jan 9, 2022
Bold prediction of the week: Detroit Lions gash Packers on the ground

Bold prediction of the week: Detroit Lions gash Packers on the ground

Photo by Steph Chambers/ The Lions tend to show out in these meaningless games. The Detroit Lions have had their fair share of season finale matchups against the Packers over the last few years. If we’ve learned one thing from them, it’s that the Lions always play hard in them, especially if they’re meaningless. Sunday’s matchup is setting up to the be a repeat of those season finale classics against the Packers. Bold prediction of the week: Lions rush for 175+ yards against Packers There’s a lot playing into why this may or may not happen, beginning with...
Jan 5, 2022
POLL: Which pass rusher would you rather have with the Lions’ first pick?

POLL: Which pass rusher would you rather have with the Lions’ first pick?

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via The Lions are closing in on a very high draft pick. The Detroit Lions have clinched at least the second overall pick in the 2022 draft and with the 2021 season coming to a close, it’s time to start looking at draft prospects. Many of you have already narrowed down your preference pool significantly, which is understandable when you’re picking that high. Edge rushers Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan) and Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon) are likely to be the cream of the crop come April. Question of the day: Which pass rusher would...
Jan 4, 2022
4 Detroit Lions game ball candidates vs. Seahawks

4 Detroit Lions game ball candidates vs. Seahawks

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Which Lions player deserves the Game Ball for Sunday? For a team that scored 29 points on Sunday, there sure aren’t a lot of winners. Tim Boyle was Tim Boyle, the offensive line struggled, the tight ends were still trying to learn the playbook, and the defense gave up 51 points. Heck, even Jack Fox and the rest of the special teams unit looked bad out there. Who does that leave for this week’s Game Ball winner? The only unit that earned an “A” grade this week in our report card: the receivers. Here are your previous game ball winners: Week...
Jan 2, 2022
Bold prediction of the week: Boyle is a bust against Seahawks defense

Bold prediction of the week: Boyle is a bust against Seahawks defense

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Can Tim Boyle carry a hampered Lions team through the finish line? I grew up watching lots of football shows on ESPN, but my favorite had to have been Numbers Never Lie, with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. I’d come home from school, hop on the couch, and just soak up the statistics for a half hour. In hindsight, that was a really good indicator of the fact that I would one day work in big data. As I learn more and more about data, however, one thing becomes ever clearer: numbers can, and do, lie. The Lions were knocked...
Dec 29, 2021
Where would you power rank the Lions right now?

Where would you power rank the Lions right now?

Photo by Chris Thelen/ The Lions have looked like a very different team week-to-week. It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for the Detroit Lions, but it’s safe to say they’re headed in the right direction. Although it took almost three-quarters of the season to notch win number one, things have looked a lot smoother and a lot more competitive since then. As Erik Schlitt wrote in his weekly power rankings summary, most media outlets have the Lions hovering between 28 and 31. Question of the day: Where would you power rank the Lions heading into Week 16? My...

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