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One can look at it as a glass half full situation.

The Lions are 2-0-1 despite getting little pass rush from their D-Line, which should be a strength.

Either they just aren't that good or there is room for improvement.

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IMHO, the only wrong opinion at the moment is they are undefeated, playing great ball and are a likely playoff team.  Fortunately, I don’t think anyone on here is this Cruzeristic at this point.    

It is a promising start but they have been both sloppy and very lucky.   They will have to clean up a number of areas to make the playoffs but they have made what looked like a Herculean  task to start the season into one that is much more doable.  

 

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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

what if the lions are firing on all cylinders and this is as good as it gets?

two weeks in a row they played heavily injured teams and won because those teams made mistakes.  kudos for the lions for not looking multiple gift horses in their respective mouths,  but the bloom from the first three quarters of the arizona game seems to be a bit off the rose.

if there is some magic formula that results in the other team continuing to drop passes, fumble, and have many of their key players injured every week, this team might actually make the playoffs.

if i were frank clark or patrick mahomes, i would watch out this week...

It's not like the Lions didn't drop passes. Golladay misplayed a few passes, they had a FG blocked, they made costly penalties on the Eagles one TD drive, etc. When the Lions do those things, they simply aren't a good team. When a team like the Eagles do it, they simply just lost the game.

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1 hour ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

One can look at it as a glass half full situation.

The Lions are 2-0-1 despite getting little pass rush from their D-Line, which should be a strength.

Either they just aren't that good or there is room for improvement.

Check that... they are now one of five undefeated teams in the NFC after Seattle’s loss. 

And they haven’t looked great, and their opponents have played sloppy. 

So like Buddha said, let’s watch for Pat Mahomes to get a case of the butterfingers. “SOL only won because Mahomes had three fumbles and two interceptions!”

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Not really the place for this observation, but I flipped between TV and radio because of some family responsibilities, and Chris Spielman is a much, much better analyst than Lomas Brown that it isn't funny.

I don't think Chris is amazing (I think he is good to very good, although he is as dry as the Sahara and has his clichés that he falls back on), but Lomas is poor and it is really noticeable when you flip between the two.

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1 hour ago, Motown Bombers said:

It's not like the Lions didn't drop passes. Golladay misplayed a few passes, they had a FG blocked, they made costly penalties on the Eagles one TD drive, etc. When the Lions do those things, they simply aren't a good team. When a team like the Eagles do it, they simply just lost the game.

you keep trotting out this strawman and beating the **** out of it. 

its ok to admit that the lions didnt play all that well and still won the game.  its ok to say the lions benefitted from the eagles having a lot of their best players injured today and won a game on the road.

im very happy they won the game.  remember, i think the nfl is mostly turnovers, injuries, and luck.  and i picked the lions to win 10 games this year.  the fact that the lions are undefeated through what looked like the hardest part of their schedule is good news.

but i dont think theyre playing that well.  which means they can improve!  i look forward to hand coming back to see of that sparks dline.  it could be that harrison and flowers are rusty from missing the preseason.  if thats the case, the defense could make a lot of improvements moving forward.

 

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patricia put together a game plan that stifled the pats and rams last year.  hopefully he can do it again against the chiefs.

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1 hour ago, Hongbit said:

IMHO, the only wrong opinion at the moment is they are undefeated, playing great ball and are a likely playoff team.  Fortunately, I don’t think anyone on here is this Cruzeristic at this point.    

It is a promising start but they have been both sloppy and very lucky.   They will have to clean up a number of areas to make the playoffs but they have made what looked like a Herculean  task to start the season into one that is much more doable.  

 

Yes, their success isn't sustainable We won't be playing teams with multiple injuries to key players every week. As well as teams shooting themselves in the foot by dropping passes or turning the ball over multiple times per game.

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3 hours ago, Buddha said:

if this is all were going to get from trey flowers, then it will be a bad signing.

I was starting to see some signs from him late in the game, he just about stripped Wentz on the final play.

I hope it's just a matter of rust and him getting back in game shape (same with Harrison and Daniels who had minimal practice time in camp) because they need a lot more from him.

I've been pushing for them to sign him for a few years so needless to say that I was pumped about the signing. Don't let me down Trey.

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34 minutes ago, Buddha said:

you keep trotting out this strawman and beating the **** out of it. 

its ok to admit that the lions didnt play all that well and still won the game.  its ok to say the lions benefitted from the eagles having a lot of their best players injured today and won a game on the road.

im very happy they won the game.  remember, i think the nfl is mostly turnovers, injuries, and luck.  and i picked the lions to win 10 games this year.  the fact that the lions are undefeated through what looked like the hardest part of their schedule is good news.

but i dont think theyre playing that well.  which means they can improve!  i look forward to hand coming back to see of that sparks dline.  it could be that harrison and flowers are rusty from missing the preseason.  if thats the case, the defense could make a lot of improvements moving forward.

 

I literally listed in the post everything the Lions did wrong. I've been saying for some time now that the Eagles are overrated. I've made it a point to say it's more about the Eagles not being very good than anything about the Lions.

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3 hours ago, Buddha said:

what if the lions are firing on all cylinders and this is as good as it gets?

two weeks in a row they played heavily injured teams and won because those teams made mistakes.  kudos for the lions for not looking multiple gift horses in their respective mouths,  but the bloom from the first three quarters of the arizona game seems to be a bit off the rose.

if there is some magic formula that results in the other team continuing to drop passes, fumble, and have many of their key players injured every week, this team might actually make the playoffs.

if i were frank clark or patrick mahomes, i would watch out this week...

I'm confused. You said just a couple of hours before how great is was to win, that it doesn't matter how they won as long as they won then in this post doused all of that in flames. You did a complete 180. Not that I disagree with a lot of it.

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44 minutes ago, NYLion said:

I'm confused. You said just a couple of hours before how great is was to win, that it doesn't matter how they won as long as they won then in this post doused all of that in flames. You did a complete 180. Not that I disagree with a lot of it.

because both can be true.

its great that they won, but im concerned about some areas and how they are playing.

 

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56 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

I literally listed in the post everything the Lions did wrong. I've been saying for some time now that the Eagles are overrated. I've made it a point to say it's more about the Eagles not being very good than anything about the Lions.

i think that if the eagles were healthy, they probably would have won.  

if healthy, i think the eagles are pretty good, but theyve already lost both their starting dts and both starting wrs, and their tackles were sick...

that said, too bad iggles!

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I like Bombers doggedness on his point.  He predicted a win and the Eagles as being vulnerable.  He gets Monday morning bragging rights.

Those are the rules (I just made up)

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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

because both can be true.

its great that they won, but im concerned about some areas and how they are playing.

 

Running game

 

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It seems like, much like last year, the Lions don't blitz. They only rush four. It almost seems like the lack of pass rush is by design. On the flip side, this Lions defense doesn't get beat deep often.

They will need to be able to run if they have any chance at beating Kansas City.

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They often don’t even rush four, just three. And this seems to be where they pick up most of their sacks. 

On the flip side, perhaps their greatest reason for success the past two weeks is that they have not given up a sack. Stafford has gotten the ball out quickly, and has demonstrated agility in the pocket. 

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57 minutes ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

I like Bombers doggedness on his point.  He predicted a win and the Eagles as being vulnerable.  He gets Monday morning bragging rights.

Those are the rules (I just made up)

The Lions winning a game that many on here felt was winnable wasn’t my point of objection with MBs pre game posts.  
 

Carson Wentz sucks and the Lions are more talented than the Eagles takes were the ones I disagreed with the most.  I’m not sure anything that happened yesterday changed as the inured team that Philly played was down so many weapons.   

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10 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

It seems like, much like last year, the Lions don't blitz. They only rush four. It almost seems like the lack of pass rush is by design. On the flip side, this Lions defense doesn't get beat deep often.

They will need to be able to run if they have any chance at beating Kansas City.

I think in the NFL today blitzing is a strategy you keep handy, but there are too many QBs in the league good enough to pick your blitzing D apart if you design your D around a reliance on it.

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The amount of “lions only win because other team lost,” posts in this thread is predictable.  It happens after every lions victory.  According to people on this from the lions havent won a game from their own doing since Billy Sims.  

Lions played with one hand tied behind their back because of Bevell yesterday, had a FG blocked and generally played average.  The lions, even without playing up to their potential, won a tough game on the road because they played a decent game and forced Philly into mistakes   

And stop saying the chargers were injured.  They had their top RB, top two WRs and their QB.  That’s what matters in the nfl.  

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