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Why are the Eagles being treated as if they are some great team? Sure they are a good team, but they were 9-7 last year. They were 5-6 with Wentz. They are a good team but a beatable team. Much like the Chargers. They aren't the Patriots or Chiefs.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is calling Wentz the next Stafford. The only thing I took away from the article is that Stafford's first name is actually John.

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Yeah the Eagles had that great season a couple years ago and had the miracle run by Foles but other than that they basically been a 7 to 9 win team the past 5 years.  Nothing spectacular. 

With that said it's gonna be a tough game but one the Lions can definitely win.   

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Yeah, it’s not clear who is going to suit up for Philly on offense.

And their DL is in rough shape too. 

Meanwhile, Jarrad Davis and Taylor Decker were back in practice today. 

I like our chances. 

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3 minutes ago, Jason_R said:

Yeah, it’s not clear who is going to suit up for Philly on offense.

And their DL is in rough shape too. 

Meanwhile, Jarrad Davis and Taylor Decker were back in practice today. 

I like our chances. 

I'm not sure Decker being back in practice is a good thing.

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I was surprised to hear from PFF that Hockenson only blocked on 4 passing downs on Sunday. 

Without seeing the game I figured he must've been helping out in the pass blocking for Stafford to remain upright all game.  

 

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3 minutes ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

I think the Lions lose their first game of the season of Sunday.

Since you didn't book it I take it that means we have a chance. 

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It's the NFL.  Any given Sunday.

Stafford is playing well.  That is a big plus.  That alone probably gives them a 25% chance at worst.

Issues stopping the run concern the **** out of me.  Not generating consistent pass rush really concerns me.  Special teams has frankly been a disaster.

But things change week to week and as much as fans want to **** and moan, coaches in that league as a group do know what they are doing and are smart enough to know what to work on and scheme around.

We will see if those issues are addressed.  Protecting Stafford was a concern going into week 2 and a positive change was affected.

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I watched the Philadelphia game against an Atlanta team that was blown out by Minnesota and they did not look very good. Philadelphia has their issues too.

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The Lions never play well in Philly, it's somewhat of a snake pit for them.

With that said, any team can win on any given Sunday so the Lions have a decent shot at winning but I'd put money on Philly especially if the Lions don't sort out their issues from last game namely the anemic pass rush and special team issues.

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Just now, NYLion said:

The Lions never play well in Philly, it's somewhat of a snake pit for them.

With that said, any team can win on any given Sunday so the Lions have a decent shot at winning but I'd put money on Philly especially if the Lions don't sort out their issues from last game.

Philadelphia has a lot of issues to sort out from their last game. They also **** the bed in the first half to Washington.

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19 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

I'm not sure Decker being back in practice is a good thing.

I knew someone would say it. 

Crosby did very well, and as RandyMarsh pointed out, he didn’t have as much help as we might have expected. But as badly as Decker played Week 1, that performance was an aberration. I have to think he went into that game with a bad back that got worse. Either way, it is good to have him healthy, and good to have hope that Crosby can take over one of the tackle positions next season and free up payroll. 

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If both teams were healthy, I would give the nod to Philly, at home. With the Eagles injuries, the Lions have a much better chance to steal a road win. Philly has a quick turnaround since they play Green Bay the Thursday after the Lions game. I'm somewhat optimistic, I wouldn't be surprised with a win or loss.

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Just now, Jason_R said:

I knew someone would say it. 

Crosby did very well, and as RandyMarsh pointed out, he didn’t have as much help as we might have expected. But as badly as Decker played Week 1, that performance was an aberration. I have to think he went into that game with a bad back that got worse. Either way, it is good to have him healthy, and good to have hope that Crosby can take over one of the tackle positions next season and free up payroll. 

My thought is, is he really healthy? Sure he's practicing but is he 100%? It's also good to know that Crosby can be inserted if Decker struggles.

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2 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

My thought is, is he really healthy? Sure he's practicing but is he 100%? It's also good to know that Crosby can be inserted if Decker struggles.

True... and if he was perhaps not 100% Week 1, and out Week 2, it’s not likely he’s 100% for Week 3. OTOH, by some point in the season, nobody is 100%. 

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13 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

Philadelphia has a lot of issues to sort out from their last game. They also **** the bed in the first half to Washington.

True, but just about anybody would consider Philly a favorite in this game even with the issues based on pedigree alone. That doesn't mean the Lions can't win but it'll be a tough one for them.

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2 hours ago, NYLion said:

True, but just about anybody would consider Philly a favorite in this game even with the issues based on pedigree alone. That doesn't mean the Lions can't win but it'll be a tough one for them.

What pedigree is that? The fact they won the super bowl two years ago with a QB who is no longer on the team? Not sure what the Eagles have done this year to prove they are a better team. 

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2 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

What pedigree is that? The fact they won the super bowl two years ago with a QB who is no longer on the team? Not sure what the Eagles have done this year to prove they are a better team. 

Detroit was favored at home by 2 1/2 points over San Diego. Philly, even with their injury report, will be favored, at home, over Detroit. At least, the Las Vegas line.

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MASH unit over there. Thirteen players on injury report. 

https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2019/9/18/20872577/eagles-injury-report-lions-nfl-week-3-game-dallas-goedert-desean-jackson-alshon-jeffery-fantasy-news

Edit: I think I read they are down to three healthy DTs. Coach Schwartz is not going to be able to rotate his DL like he typically does. 

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22 minutes ago, Jason_R said:

MASH unit over there. Thirteen players on injury report. 

https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2019/9/18/20872577/eagles-injury-report-lions-nfl-week-3-game-dallas-goedert-desean-jackson-alshon-jeffery-fantasy-news

Edit: I think I read they are down to three healthy DTs. Coach Schwartz is not going to be able to rotate his DL like he typically does. 

Wow. Just wow. I don't think I've seen this many injuries on one team this early in the season. Maybe we should be favored?

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4 hours ago, Motown Bombers said:

Why are the Eagles being treated as if they are some great team? Sure they are a good team, but they were 9-7 last year. They were 5-6 with Wentz. They are a good team but a beatable team. Much like the Chargers. They aren't the Patriots or Chiefs.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is calling Wentz the next Stafford. The only thing I took away from the article is that Stafford's first name is actually John.

because they recently won the super bowl and they play on the east coast.

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its pretty obvious that vegas does not think much of the lions' roster.  they were underdogs at home to a beat up chargers team and they are big underdogs on the road to a beat up philly team.  outside of detroit, no one expects anything from this team.

if stafford is upright and playing well, the lions can beat almost any team.  of course, because they dont have a ton of game changing talent around him, they can lose to just about anyone too.

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The Chargers covered something like 7 of 8 last road games and had/have a great record against Detroit. It's odd to see a road team favored but it was the Lions.

 

The Chargers have won 13 of their last 16 games, including six of their last seven against the NFC.

Los Angeles has been spectacular on the road as of late, covering in seven of its last eight away games.

The Chargers have won seven of their last eight contests against the Detroit Lions.

Detroit has covered in just two of its last six games against the AFC.

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/sportsbookwire.usatoday.com/2019/09/15/los-angeles-chargers-at-detroit-lions-odds-picks-and-best-bets/amp/

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