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17 hours ago, RandyMarsh said:

I swear we play Green Bay in week 17 seemingly every year.  

It does seem like that.  6 times in the last 10 years.  I went back and checked.  And if we do play them the last game this year it will be 3 in a row.

2007,2008,2011,2014,2016,2017

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W Sept 10   7:10p  NEW YORK JETS  (Monday Night Football)

W Sept 16   4:05  at san francisco

L Sept 23  8:20  NEW ENGLAND   (Sunday Night Football)

L Sept 30  1:00   at dallas

W Oct 7   1:00    GREEN BAY

Oct 14    BYE BYE LOVE (Dedicated to Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers The Cars)

W Oct 21 1:00  at Miami

L Oct 28  1:00   SEATTLE

L Nov 4  1:00   at minnesota

W Nov 11 1:00  at chicago

W Nov 18  1:00 CAROLINA

W Nov. 22  12:30  CHICAGO  (Thanksgiving)

W Dec 2 1:00   LA RAMS

L Dec 9  4:25  at arizona

W Dec 16 1:00  at buffalo

L Dec 23 1:00  MINNESOTA

L Dec 30  1:00  at green bay

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Lots of pessimism in here.  I like the schedule.  Toughest games at home.  

11-5.

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I predict the Lions will win the same number of playoff games next season as the Tigers, Wings and Pistons combined.

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1 hour ago, lordstanley said:

I predict the Lions will win the same number of playoff games next season as the Tigers, Wings and Pistons combined.

What’s the point of being a fan if everyone just thinks the team will always be the worst, regardless of offseason and organizational progress? 

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I'll take my crack, as the eternal optimist.

 

W Sept 10   7:10p  NEW YORK JETS  (Monday Night Football)

W Sept 16   4:05  at san francisco

L Sept 23  8:20  NEW ENGLAND   (Sunday Night Football)

L Sept 30  1:00   at dallas

W Oct 7   1:00    GREEN BAY

Oct 14    BYE BYE LOVE (Dedicated to Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers The Cars)

W Oct 21 1:00  at Miami

W Oct 28  1:00   SEATTLE

L Nov 4  1:00   at minnesota

W Nov 11 1:00  at chicago

W Nov 18  1:00 CAROLINA

W Nov. 22  12:30  CHICAGO  (Thanksgiving)

W Dec 2 1:00   LA RAMS

WL Dec 9  4:25  at arizona

W Dec 16 1:00  at buffalo

W Dec 23 1:00  MINNESOTA

L Dec 30  1:00  at green bay

 

... 12-4? That can't be right. Honestly, as I posted earlier, I think this schedule broke in the best way possible, given the known opponents. NE, Seattle, Car, Rams all at home is huge

Edit: I don't actually think that's how the games will go. I guess I bet they drop at least 2 winnable ones, but that's what I think happens if all games go by skill/home.

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Pre Draft MCS Power Rankings

AFC
1 - Jacksonville   - They are for real and that defense is sick.   
2 - Pittsburgh  -  Ben defies time, Bell & Brown make him look young.  
3 - New England  -  One more year until they drop off a cliff and McDaniels inherits a shell -  something he deserves
4 - Kansas City  -  Really good, but Andy Reid can't win playoff games.  They have a lot of faith in an unproven QB. 
5 - LA Chargers  - Their 12,000 season ticket holders will be thrilled this year
6 - Buffalo  - They are closer to overtaking the AFC East than you think
7 - Oakland -  The Gruden Bump will last a year or so
8 - Houston - Could be Top 5 if healthy,   Bottom 5 if not
9 - Denver  -  Is Case Keenum for real?  The Defense is
10 - Tennessee  - Switching coaches with a steadily improving team was a misstep
11 - Baltimore  - John Harbaugh's last stand before taking over Green Bay job when they miss the playoffs in 2018
12 - Miami - Forever mediocre
13 - Cincinnati  -  Marvin Lewis has pictures of someone.  
14 - NY Jets -  What a great team to open a season against
15 - Indianapolis  - A hot mess.  Gonna need a lot of Luck.  Enjoy yourself Ebron
16 - Cleveland - If they have a great draft, they could shock some people and climb all the way to 14th.  Baby Steps.  

NFC
1 - Philadelphia - They're the champs.  Someone gotta knock them off their mountain
2 - LA Rams -  They are going for broke (like I wish the Lions had)
3 - Minnesota -   They are peaking now.   Kirk is good but overpaid, way overpaid
4 - Carolina -  Up and Down trend will be broken with a second straight up year. 
5 - New Orleans  - One last gasp for Drew Brees? 
6 - San Francisco  - Jimmy G has them believing.  They'd better keep him healthy
7 - Green Bay  -  It hurts to rank them 7 because without their QB,  they are about an 11 or 12
8 - Atlanta -  The NFC South is so bunched up at the top
9 - Dallas   - Its a big drop off from 8 to 9.   Jason Garrett's last season before Nick Saban takes the job
10 - Detroit - I want them to be higher, but no idea of Matt Patricia is a genius or a goofball.   Hoping for a strong draft
11 - Seattle  -  It's crumbling and I am enjoying it because I hate Pete Carroll
12 - Washington -  Forever Medioc.............(See: Miami Dolphins)
13 - Chicago  - No idea how their coach impacts them.  
14 - Tampa Bay  - They'll be getting hungry without enough W's to eat. 
15 - Arizona -  Crashing and burning but will still beat the Lions in the desert. 
16 - NY Giants - At least Eli & Odell's Dirty Dancing commercial was great

 

NFL          (Walter Football's Power Rankings)
1 - Philadelphia      (1)
2 - Jacksonville  (19)  - 19, did they see last season?  
3 - LA Rams  (8)
4 - Minnesota  (6)
5 - Pittsburgh  (12)
6 - New England  (2)
7 - Carolina  (7)
8 - New Orleans  (5)
9 - Kansas City  (3)
10 - San Francisco  (11)
11 -  LA Chargers  (9)
12 - Atlanta (15)
13 - Buffalo  (20)
14 - Oakland  (13)
15 - Green Bay  (10)
16 - Dallas  (17)
17 - Houston  (4)  - Not until they can prove they can stay healthy. 
18 - Denver  (18)
19 - Detroit  (21)
20 - Seattle  (24)
21 - Tennessee  (14)
22 - Baltimore  (25)
23 - Miami  (32)
24 - Washington  (22)
25 - Chicago  (16)
26 - Cincinnati (28)
27 - Tampa Bay  (23)
28 - NY Jets  (30)
29 - Arizona  (31)
30 - Indianapolis  (26)
31 - NY Giants  (29)
32 - Cleveland  (27)  27?  No, not until they can prove something..........anything

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1 hour ago, T&P_Fan said:

What’s the point of being a fan if everyone just thinks the team will always be the worst, regardless of offseason and organizational progress? 

It's a prediction not a wish. 6 of 32 NFL teams will win a playoff game next year. Lion may be part of that select 18.75% and i hope they are but I don't expect it.

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Or maybe I'm predicting that the Tigers and Wings miss the playoffs, the Pistons next year lose a 1st round series in 7 games, and the Lions earn a 1st round bye and win all 3 games en route to a Super Bowl victory.

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On 4/20/2018 at 9:38 PM, T&P_Fan said:

What’s the point of being a fan if everyone just thinks the team will always be the worst, regardless of offseason and organizational progress? 

because you love your team no matter how well they do.  you dont have to lie to yourself about it and think theyre going to win every year.

i mean, i did that when i was 12.  but time has shown me that detroit isnt going to be a champion every year...

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On 4/20/2018 at 9:14 AM, Shelton said:

Seriously, though, I think they will win 9.2 games +/- 3 wins. I think there is like a 95% chance that prediction will be correct. 

Hater!

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On 4/23/2018 at 10:43 PM, Buddha said:

because you love your team no matter how well they do.  you dont have to lie to yourself about it and think theyre going to win every year.

i mean, i did that when i was 12.  but time has shown me that detroit isnt going to be a champion every year...

You ignored the part where the organization has obviously improved since last year. 

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Starting to put the schedule in my calendar and just realized we do not really have a normal schedule until a month in.  Monday night, Sunday mid day, Sunday night game etc.

It will be weird to start the season.

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ESPN ran an article where they asked a bunch of NFL executives to grade each team's offseason.  The Lions had the 2nd worst grade just eeking out the Panthers for worst.   They didn't give any particular reason why other than calling them out about the whole Patricia situation and them not doing their due diligence when hiring him.  

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17 hours ago, RandyMarsh said:

ESPN ran an article where they asked a bunch of NFL executives to grade each team's offseason.  The Lions had the 2nd worst grade just eeking out the Panthers for worst.   They didn't give any particular reason why other than calling them out about the whole Patricia situation and them not doing their due diligence when hiring him.  

I liked the offseason.  

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24 minutes ago, T&P_Fan said:

I liked the offseason.  

To me it depends on how Patricia and company do cause I wasn't a huge fan of the players personnel side. 

I liked the Blount signing but I still wish we would've done more defensively.  Hopefully we'll get some growth within with better coaching.

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16 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

To me it depends on how Patricia and company do cause I wasn't a huge fan of the players personnel side. 

I liked the Blount signing but I still wish we would've done more defensively.  Hopefully we'll get some growth within with better coaching.

It was one of the most Lions thing to do, sign Blount a head down runner just before the announcement that lowering your head and pushing through a pile is now a penalty.

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3 hours ago, T&P_Fan said:

I liked the offseason.  

cut and paste for next season.  and the next season.  and the next season.  and the next season..

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On 4/20/2018 at 11:15 PM, Motor City Sonics said:

Post Draft/Pre Training Camp MCS Power Rankings

AFC                                           
1 - Jacksonville 
2 - Pittsburgh
3 - New England
4 - Houston
5 - LA Chargers 
6 - Kansas City  
7 - Oakland 
8 - Denver 
9 - Tennessee 
10 - Buffalo
11 - Baltimore 
12 - Miami 
13 - Cincinnati
14 - NY Jets 
15 - Cleveland 
16 - Indianapolis 

NFC                                        
1 - LA Rams 
2 - Philadelphia 
3 - Minnesota
4 - Carolina
5 - New Orleans 
6 - Atlanta 
7 - San Francisco
8 - Dallas  
9 - Green Bay  
10 - Seattle 
11 - Washington 
12 - Chicago  
13 - Detroit  
14 - Arizona 
15 - NY Giants
16 - Tampa Bay

  

 

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In my opinion the Lions need to be 9-7 at the very leas. Otherwise, Quinn will have egg on his face for firing Caldwell abd bringing in his guy who he hand picked to get the Lions to the next level.

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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 5:17 PM, RandyMarsh said:

ESPN ran an article where they asked a bunch of NFL executives to grade each team's offseason.  The Lions had the 2nd worst grade just eeking out the Panthers for worst.   They didn't give any particular reason why other than calling them out about the whole Patricia situation and them not doing their due diligence when hiring him.  

Not surprising. They didn't really do anything of note in free agency outside of some deck chair shuffling and the draft was pretty underwhelming although a few needs were addressed (as is the case with every team pretty much). 

Essentially, they are putting a lot of faith in the coaching to turn this thing around.  Might not be a bad bet but on paper, it's a pretty weak roster littered with question marks especially on defense.

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On 7/12/2018 at 10:45 AM, John_Brian_K said:

It was one of the most Lions thing to do, sign Blount a head down runner just before the announcement that lowering your head and pushing through a pile is now a penalty.

Huh?

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