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Lions stare 0-16 right in the face (1 Viewer)

Mimo

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I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay

 
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Let's see....

Martz the personnel rapist is gone.

Millen the intergallactic idiot is gone.

Roy Williams was traded for a 1st, a 3rd, and a 6th (ridiculous overpayment by Clayface in Dallas).

Kitna is out of the way.

Seems to me 0-16 is a small price to pay for so much success in Detroit this year!

 
Let's see....Martz the personnel rapist is gone.Millen the intergallactic idiot is gone.Roy Williams was traded for a 1st, a 3rd, and a 6th (ridiculous overpayment by Clayface in Dallas).Kitna is out of the way.Seems to me 0-16 is a small price to pay for so much success in Detroit this year!
Wow, that's really sad. I'm sorry.
 
Every single one of those is a winnable game, except @ INDY.

The Lions are bad, but nowhere near as bad as last year's Dolphins.

They nearly won @ MIN last week.

I bet the Lions win 3-4 games.

 
Probably knock off the 11-0 Titans :eek:

Hope my Who-Deys don't get to the dramatic 17th week game against the 1-14 Chiefs before they get their first win :popcorn:

-QG

 
I don't see a win the rest of the way.10/19 @ Houston 10/26 vs. Washington11/2 @ Chicago11/9 vs. Jacksonville11/16 @ Carolina11/23 vs. TB 11/27 vs. Tennessee 12/7 vs. Minnesota 12/14 @ Indy12/21 vs. New Orleans12/28 @ Green Bay
And the sky is blue, and it gets dark at night. Bring back Fontes
 
I think they have a decent chance at a W this week. Houston isn't exacly lighting the world on fire.
The Texans' defense is horrible. I could see the Lions putting up some points this week - even with Orlovsky at QB. I wouldn't be surprised if both Smith and Rudi had good to very good days running the ball.
 
Let's see....Martz the personnel rapist is gone.Millen the intergallactic idiot is gone.Roy Williams was traded for a 1st, a 3rd, and a 6th (ridiculous overpayment by Clayface in Dallas).Kitna is out of the way.Seems to me 0-16 is a small price to pay for so much success in Detroit this year!
:thumbup: I hate to say it, but i agree 100%, I will take a 0-16 record for the 1st overall pick, a new coach, and a new GM!!! :D We didn't expect anything this year anyways!!!
 
packersfan said:
Grahamburn said:
I think they have a decent chance at a W this week. Houston isn't exacly lighting the world on fire.
The Texans' defense is horrible. I could see the Lions putting up some points this week - even with Orlovsky at QB. I wouldn't be surprised if both Smith and Rudi had good to very good days running the ball.
The defenses cancel each other out, but Houston's offense will run circles around Detroit's.
 
packersfan said:
Grahamburn said:
I think they have a decent chance at a W this week. Houston isn't exacly lighting the world on fire.
The Texans' defense is horrible. I could see the Lions putting up some points this week - even with Orlovsky at QB. I wouldn't be surprised if both Smith and Rudi had good to very good days running the ball.
The defenses cancel each other out, but Houston's offense will run circles around Detroit's.
I agree. I think the Texans win the game. I'm just saying that I think the Lions will put up some points this week and I think they will fare well running the ball.
 
As a Lion fan I want them to win, but if they go 0-16 it will be the crowing jewel to Millens legacy.

What I am worried about right now is that Ford will keep Lewand and Mayhew around as GMs.

The Lions need to clean house..everyone including scouts needs to go and a new regime brought in.

 
As a Lion fan I want them to win, but if they go 0-16 it will be the crowing jewel to Millens legacy.What I am worried about right now is that Ford will keep Lewand and Mayhew around as GMs.The Lions need to clean house..everyone including scouts needs to go and a new regime brought in.
I thought Mayhew was pretty well regarded. ;)
 
As a Lion fan I want them to win, but if they go 0-16 it will be the crowing jewel to Millens legacy.What I am worried about right now is that Ford will keep Lewand and Mayhew around as GMs.The Lions need to clean house..everyone including scouts needs to go and a new regime brought in.
I thought Mayhew was pretty well regarded. ;)
Millen hired him, he was Millens assistant. Like mold in your home, every spore of Millen and the losing attitude needs to be removed.
 
They get the Vikes @ Detoilet on December 7th.

That is a chance at a victory.

If Childress is still coaching then the Lyins have a chance at victory.

If Childress is selling "kick ###" fries at the local McDonalds then all bets are off.

 
I don't understand these negative threads that pile on a team's misfortune. The Lions have played hard each game and and haven't quit on their HC.. Trading Roy Williams probably helped team chemistry. Benching Kitna was a smart move and sent amessage that the team is looking ahead to the future as has the talent to win now.

Does anyioe really believe the players will mail in the rest of the season? The Lions won't make the playoffs but are still playing for pride.

 
Revenge against the Vikings looks possible. And Tennessee doesn't have a stellar O. They could play hard on Thanksgiving, right?

Well, there's always that Vikings game I mentioned.

 
I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay
I think they'll win at least one of these games.
 
I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay
I think they'll win at least one of these games.
The only way the Lions beat the Saints is if they can score 50 points. In other words, no chance. Most teams find a way to win a game or two and it's usually one that comes out of nowhere.

 
Sure, it's definitely possible with that schedule. But I found this past week encouraging. I fully expected Peterson and Co. to roll all over our defense, but they kept it very close. We just nearly missed winning a game no one would have given a chance to win, against a team that many had going to the Super Bowl...

I think we'll steal one at some point. Either this week or some other time..

 
Let's see....Martz the personnel rapist is gone.Millen the intergallactic idiot is gone.Roy Williams was traded for a 1st, a 3rd, and a 6th (ridiculous overpayment by Clayface in Dallas).Kitna is out of the way.Seems to me 0-16 is a small price to pay for so much success in Detroit this year!
Wow, that's really sad. I'm sorry.
Obviously, I disagree. The Lions have an opportunity to counteract years of poor management. This is a huge opportunity, and fans should be happy regardless of final 2008 record.
 
Sure, it's definitely possible with that schedule. But I found this past week encouraging. I fully expected Peterson and Co. to roll all over our defense, but they kept it very close. We just nearly missed winning a game no one would have given a chance to win, against a team that many had going to the Super Bowl...I think we'll steal one at some point. Either this week or some other time..
10 points is encouraging? Sure, it's better than a shutout, but in year's past, at least by this point the Lions could say that Jason Hanson has been racking up the points. 13 pts is their high score for the last 3 weeks. Ain't many teams in the NFL you're going to beat with 13 in a given week.
 
With the first pick in the 2009 draft, the Detroit Lions select Matt Stafford, QB.
No.The first requirement for whoever takes over should be a philosophy of building from the line of scrimmage.... at least on the offensive side of the ball.No skill position - QB, WR, RB - will be able to function behind a crappy line.
 
I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay
I think they'll win at least one of these games.
The only way the Lions beat the Saints is if they can score 50 points. In other words, no chance. Most teams find a way to win a game or two and it's usually one that comes out of nowhere.
True - I think they could pull out that 12/28 game if Green Bay is already in the playoffs and rests their starters...I also agree that the Tenn. game could be a week for the Lions to "surprise" a team...it's hard to be up for a game against a non-conference team that late in the season...

 
I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay
I think they'll win at least one of these games.
The only way the Lions beat the Saints is if they can score 50 points. In other words, no chance. Most teams find a way to win a game or two and it's usually one that comes out of nowhere.
True - I think they could pull out that 12/28 game if Green Bay is already in the playoffs and rests their starters...I also agree that the Tenn. game could be a week for the Lions to "surprise" a team...it's hard to be up for a game against a non-conference team that late in the season...
You obviously haven't watched any recent nationally televised game the Lions have been in.
 
With the first pick in the 2009 draft, the Detroit Lions select Matt Stafford, QB.
No.The first requirement for whoever takes over should be a philosophy of building from the line of scrimmage.... at least on the offensive side of the ball.No skill position - QB, WR, RB - will be able to function behind a crappy line.
Working so far for the Falcons.Only being half serious there. No indication that Stafford is on the same level as Ryan, and Atlanta had a better oline base to start with. BUT, as was said 1000 times before this draft, if you have a competent GM, and I know that's a big if, and he looks in the kids eyes and the answer is "franchise QB"... you gotta take him.
 
I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay
I think they'll win at least one of these games.
The only way the Lions beat the Saints is if they can score 50 points. In other words, no chance. Most teams find a way to win a game or two and it's usually one that comes out of nowhere.
True - I think they could pull out that 12/28 game if Green Bay is already in the playoffs and rests their starters...I also agree that the Tenn. game could be a week for the Lions to "surprise" a team...it's hard to be up for a game against a non-conference team that late in the season...
You obviously haven't watched any recent nationally televised game the Lions have been in.
LOL - yes I have. There is no doubt they are struggling, but give Orlovsky some time to get up to speed as the starter -- you can't expect him to step in and play well right off the bat. There are still 11 weeks of NFL action to go...As Tony indicated, NFL teams usually find a way to win at least 1-2 games. It took QB Steve Spurrier and a first year expansion team (the Buccaneers) to go O-fer, and that was before expansion teams got extra picks and etc.
 
I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay
I think they'll win at least one of these games.
The only way the Lions beat the Saints is if they can score 50 points. In other words, no chance. Most teams find a way to win a game or two and it's usually one that comes out of nowhere.
True - I think they could pull out that 12/28 game if Green Bay is already in the playoffs and rests their starters...I also agree that the Tenn. game could be a week for the Lions to "surprise" a team...it's hard to be up for a game against a non-conference team that late in the season...
I think there is no chance they get beat by TB on 11/23 turn right around FOUR days later and beat a TEN team that has one of the beast D's in the NFL. I would say it is more likely that TEN pitches a shutout against the Lions on 11/27 and keeps them on thier path to 0-16.
 
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I don't see a win the rest of the way.

10/19 @ Houston

10/26 vs. Washington

11/2 @ Chicago

11/9 vs. Jacksonville

11/16 @ Carolina

11/23 vs. TB

11/27 vs. Tennessee

12/7 vs. Minnesota

12/14 @ Indy

12/21 vs. New Orleans

12/28 @ Green Bay
I think they'll win at least one of these games.
The only way the Lions beat the Saints is if they can score 50 points. In other words, no chance. Most teams find a way to win a game or two and it's usually one that comes out of nowhere.
True - I think they could pull out that 12/28 game if Green Bay is already in the playoffs and rests their starters...I also agree that the Tenn. game could be a week for the Lions to "surprise" a team...it's hard to be up for a game against a non-conference team that late in the season...
You obviously haven't watched any recent nationally televised game the Lions have been in.
LOL - yes I have. There is no doubt they are struggling, but give Orlovsky some time to get up to speed as the starter -- you can't expect him to step in and play well right off the bat. There are still 11 weeks of NFL action to go...As Tony indicated, NFL teams usually find a way to win at least 1-2 games. It took QB Steve Spurrier and a first year expansion team (the Buccaneers) to go O-fer, and that was before expansion teams got extra picks and etc.
I don't doubt the possibility that a team makes the mistake of looking past them, but Jeff Fisher's unbeaten Titans aren't going to choose the national stage to lay down for them.The game I consider them with the best shot of winning is against TB- the standard of excellence Marinelli appears to judge his team against.

 
If last year's Dolphins could win one, this year's Lions can, too.

It is probably harder to go all defeated than all undefeated (as the Pats and Dolphins demonstrated last year).

 
Sure, they've been hanging in there in some games until now. However, they now have lost Roy Williams and Jon Kitna, Calvin Johnson's hurt, there are several guys on the injury report, and the whole team knows they've given up on this season to play for draft picks.

I think they could do it. (0-16)

 

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