Friday, September 16, 2016

Game 2 Lions vs Titans Previews and Predictions

Previews:

Week 2 Preview: Lions Vs Titans:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/lions-titans-preview-194701392--nfl.html

Preview: Titans at Lions:  http://www.wcti12.com/sports/preview-titans-at-lions/82056801

5 things to watch: Matthew Stafford is NFL's No. 2 QB, but is that for real?:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/5_things_to_watch_lions_titans.html
 

First look: Will Titans running game kick in vs. Lions?:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/first_look_will_titans_running.html

Titans-Lions Capsule:  http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/titans-lions-capsule-091516

Video - Lions Vs Titans Preview:   http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-previews/0ap2000000063944/Preview-Detroit-Lions-vs-Tennessee-Titans

O'HARA'S FRIDAY FOCUS: Stafford likes what he sees from o-line (He Picks the Lions to win 23-19):  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/ohara/article-1/OHARAS-FRIDAY-FOCUS-Stafford-likes-what-he-sees-from-o-line/5d1bdba9-b233-43be-86f4-faa883bfe520

Predictions:

Team Picks:

USA Today Picks (All 5 pick the Lions to win):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/09/15/week-2-nfl-picks-predictions/90399378/

CBS Expert Picks (7 pick the Lions to win, 1 picks the Titans to win):  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/features/writers/expert/picks/straight-up/2

ESPN Picks (8 pick the Lions to win, 2 pick the Titans to win):  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000696790/article/nfl-week-1-game-picks-cardinals-top-jimmy-garoppolos-pats

Foxsports Picks (4 pick the Titans to win, 2 pick the Lions to win):  http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/nfl-expert-picks-predictions-090816

Score Picks:

CBS' Prisco's Score Picks (He picks the Lions to win 30-20):  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/features/writers/prisco/picks

CBS' Breech's Score Picks (He picks the Lions to win 31-24):  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-week-2-picks-bengals-shock-steelers-rams-stun-seahawks/

MLive Meinke's Picks (He picks the Lions to win 27-23):  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/nfl_week_picks_points_spreads.html#8

Schrager's Week 2 Cheat Sheet (He picks the Titans to win 22-20):  http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/nfl-week-2-cheat-sheet-cowboys-will-fall-to-0-2-after-redskins-showdown-091516

Walterfootball Week 1 Picks (He picks the Lions to win 34-27):  http://walterfootball.com/nflpicks2016_02early.php

NFL.com's Harrison's Picks (He picks the Lions to win 24-20):  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000702981/article/nfl-week-2-game-picks-steelers-top-bengals-pack-over-vikes

NFL RealGM's Picks (he picks the Lions to win 32-21):  http://football.realgm.com/analysis/2845/Football-Meteorology-For-NFL-Week-2

PFT's Score Picks (Both pick the Lions to win by scores of 30-27 and 30-17):  http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/15/pfts-week-two-picks-7/

SN's Iyer's Picks (He picks the Lions to win 27-17):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/list/nfl-picks-week-2-against-spread-betting-lines-odds-bengals-steelers-cowboys-redskins-packers-vikings/1wzef9zm08pvl1kuwp1v6kkoez

SN's Steele's Picks (He picks the Lions to win 23-20):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/list/nfl-picks-week-2-steelers-bengals-jets-bills-cowboys-redskins-packers-vikings/1496h7rhp55uv11oysk2otuspi/slide/8

Total Predictions:

30 expert pick the Lions to win, 7 pick the Titans to win.   The average score pick (331-257/12) is the Lions win 28-21.


Week 2 Power Rankings

Yahoo Power Rankings (Lions ranked 15):   http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-power-rankings-its-official-bill-belichick-is-a-wizard-055854806.html

Freep Power Rankings (Lions ranked 15):  http://www.freep.com/picture-gallery/sports/nfl/2016/09/13/nfl-power-rankings-week-2/90304836/

NFL RealGM (Lions ranked 15):   http://football.realgm.com/analysis/2842/NFL-Team-Rankings-Week-1

CBS Power Rankings (Lions ranked 16):   http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/powerrankings/

USA Today Power Rankings (Lions ranked 16):   http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/rankings/

NFL.com (Lions ranked 17):  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000701857/article/nfl-power-rankings-week-2-patriots-broncos-shoot-to-the-top

SI Power Rankings (Lions ranked 17):   http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/09/14/nfl-week-2-power-rankings-patriots-broncos

AP Pro 32 (Lions ranked 17):   http://pro32.ap.org/poll

Foxsports Power Rankings (Lions ranked 21):   http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/nfl-power-rankings-week-2-standings-patriots-seahawks-cowboys-091316

PFT Power Rankings (Lions ranked 21):   http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/13/week-two-power-rankings-6/

ESPN Power Rankings (Lions ranked 22):   http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17531081/nfl-2016-week-2-power-rankings-green-bay-packers-new-england-patriots-seattle-seahawks

Total Lions Average Power Ranking (192/11):  17

Friday, September 9, 2016

Detroit Lions 2016 Season Previews and Predictions

Previews:

O'Hara's Lions Preview:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/ohara/article-1/OHARAS-MONDAY-COUNTDOWN-2016-season-preview/d80f81e2-e0d8-4ad7-99bb-b79ee5fbad2d

PFF's Detroit Lions 2016 Season Cheat Sheet:  https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-2016-cheat-sheet-detroit-lions/

PFF's Lions Preview:  https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-2016-season-preview-detroit-lions/

CBS Lions Preview:  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2016-detroit-lions-season-preview/

Shutdown Corner's Lions Preview:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/2016-nfl-preview-lions-try-to-regroup-without-megatron-151605630.html

Scouting Detroit:  http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/08/09/nfl-detroit-lions-2016-scouting-report-matthew-stafford

NFC North Primer:  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000692013/article/nfc-north-primer-the-packs-back-vikings-on-the-rise

ESPN Radio Lions Preview:  http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=17126176

Detroit Lions Preview Capsule (He picks the Lions to finish 7-9):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/09/03/detroit-lions-preview-capsule/89843314/

Foxsports Lions Preview (Both Foxsports and Whatifsports picks the Lions to finish 6-10):  http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/2016-season-preview/detroit-lions

NFL RealGM's Lions Preview (He picks the Lions to finish 6-10):  http://football.realgm.com/analysis/2824/2016-NFL-Season-Preview-Detroit-Lions

Walterfootball's 2016 Lions Page (he has the Lions going 4-12 and finishing 4th in the NFC North):  http://walterfootball.com/offseason2016det.php

Predictions:

ESPN's Rothstein's Predictions (He picks the Lions to go 8-8):  http://www.espn.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/24832/offensive-line-play-will-force-inconsistent-2016-season-for-detroit-lions

MLive's Meinke's Predictions (He has the Lions going 8-8):  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/lions_game_by_game_predictions.html#18

Detroit News' JRog's Predictions (He has the Lions going 8-8):  http://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/sports/nfl/lions/2016/09/06/justin-rogers-predicts-lions-2016-season/89930676/

CBS Local's Dan Leach Predictions (He has the Lions going 8-8):  http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2016/09/09/dan-leachs-game-by-game-2016-detroit-lions-predictions-extravaganza/

Birkett's Lions Predictions (He has the Lions going 7-9):  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/09/04/detroit-lions-game-game-predictions/89857562/

Drew Sharp's Detroit Lions Predictions (He has the Lions going 7-9):   http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/09/08/sharp-detroit-lions-prediction/89975766/

USA Today's Nate Davis' Lions Predictions (He picks the Lions to finish 7-9):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/09/06/record-projections-super-bowl-li-2016-steelers-cardinals/89755004/

Freep Predictions (1 has the Lions going 7-9, 1 has the Lions going 6-10):  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/09/04/detroit-lions-nfl-predictions/89857446/

CBS Predicted Division finish (1 expert has the Lions finishing 2nd in the NFC North, 4 have the Lions finishing 3rd in the NFC North and 2 have the Lions finishing 4th in the NFC North):  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2016-nfl-picks-how-all-32-teams-will-finish-and-super-bowl-predictions/

Total Predictions:

Total Average Record (95-129/14) is 7-9.  Average finish in the NFC North (25/8) is 3rd in the NFC North.

Game 1 Lions Vs Colts Previews and Predictions

Previews:

Week 1 Preview: Lions at Colts:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/week-1-preview-lions-colts-030519097--nfl.html

NFC North: Week 1 Preview:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/NFC-NORTH-Week-1-preview/4d69f221-5adc-4ac9-ab2e-d7b2889d81a8

5 things to watch: This one could be teed up for Matthew Stafford:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/5_things_to_watch_this_one_cou.html
 
A Quick Look:  Lions at Colts:   http://www.colts.com/news/article-quicklook/A-Quick-Look-Detroit-Lions--Indianapolis-Colts/fee3162b-4121-42e7-b188-ab0577cde5b1

O'HARA'S SCOUTING REPORT: Indianapolis Colts:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/ohara/article-1/OHARAS-SCOUTING-REPORT-Indianapolis-Colts/1c277a50-c2da-4d1f-af28-8b37682c62ff

First look: Colts defense looking thin entering opener vs. Lions:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/first_look_colts.html

Video - Lions Vs Colts Preview:   http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-previews/0ap3000000696017/Lions-vs-Colts-Preview-Week-1

Predictions:

Team Picks:

CBS Expert Picks (5 pick the Lions to win, 3 pick the Colts to win):  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/features/writers/expert/picks/straight-up/1

USA Today Picks (3 pick the Colts to win, 2 pick the Lions to win):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/09/08/week-1-nfl-picks-predictions/89988692/

ESPN Picks (8 pick the Colts to win, 2 pick the Lions to win):  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000696790/article/nfl-week-1-game-picks-cardinals-top-jimmy-garoppolos-pats

Foxsports Picks (5 pick the Colts to win, 1 picks the Lions to win):  http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/nfl-expert-picks-predictions-090816

Score Picks:

MLive Meinke's Picks (He picks the Lions to win 28-24):  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/nfl_week_1_preview.html#14

Schrager's Week 1 Cheat Sheet (He picks the Lions to win 31-23):  http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/nfl-week-1-cheat-sheet-trevor-siemian-led-broncos-will-win-super-bowl-rematch-090816

Walterfootball Week 1 Picks (He picks the Lions to win 34-24):  http://walterfootball.com/nflpicks2016_01late.php

CBS' Breech's Score Picks (He picks the Lions to win 27-24):  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-week-1-picks-panthers-pound-broncos-cardinals-crush-patriots/

NFL.com's Harrison's Picks (He picks the Lions to win 26-23):  http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000696801/article/nfl-week-1-game-picks-cardinals-top-jimmy-garoppolos-pats

NFL RealGM's Picks (he picks the Lions to win 34-30):  http://football.realgm.com/analysis/2839/Football-Meteorology-For-NFL-Week-1

PFT's Score Picks (One picks the Lions to win 24-17 and one picks the Colts to win 28-21):  http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/08/pfts-week-one-picks-7/

CBS' Prisco's Score Picks (He picks the Colts to win 31-24):  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/features/writers/prisco/picks

SN's Iyer's Picks (He picks the Colts to win 34-31):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/list/nfl-picks-week-1-against-spread-betting-lines-panthers-broncos/8tsmbyiis1jq1ut46heimd4b0/slide/13

SN's Steele's Picks (He picks the Colts to win 23-20):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/list/nfl-picks-week-1-patriots-cardinals-cowboys-giants-panthers-broncos/7ntt7cgj8h5g10p74rx4r4wh0/slide/13

Total Predictions:

15 experts pick the Lions to win, 22 pick the Colts to win.   The average score pick (300-281/11) is the Lions win 27-26.



Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lions Training Camp Notes Saturday 7-30-16

Articles:

Freep Lions training camp observations: Diggs shines on Day 2:   http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/07/30/detroit-lions-training-camp-quandre-diggs/87821560/


MLive Camp observations: Drops plague Lions offense, but not Golden Tate:   http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/07/camp_observations_drops_plague.html

Oakland Press Detroit Lions notes: Van Noy up for the challenge; Jake Rudock ‘coming along’:   http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20160730/detroit-lions-notes-van-noy-up-for-the-challenge-jake-rudock-coming-along

ESPN Notes:   http://espn.go.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/24311/quinshad-davis-a-surprising-playmaker-early-for-lions-as-others-have-drop-issues

TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 2 observations: http://www.detroitlions.com/news/tim-mike/article-1/TIM-AND-MIKE-Training-camp-Day-2-observations/bc2528ad-6154-44d1-8c07-63c142f1790e

Camp Spotlight: Cornerback Nevin Lawson:  http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Camp-Spotlight-Cornerback-Nevin-Lawson/895deaa1-9694-416a-b065-d3851e91cf63

Video:

2016 Training Camp: Day 2 highlights:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/2016-Training-Camp-Day-2-highlights/4d9c697f-cbc8-4848-ab5c-03f3549a7d11

Cornerback Nevin Lawson highlights:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Cornerback-Nevin-Lawson-highlights/27738356-3c6f-4847-b1c5-9d4440bc7080

Caldwell on competition in position groups: http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Caldwell-on-competition-in-position-groups/2df0c5b9-33da-4769-97c9-fdcb04fd0a4f

Friday, July 29, 2016

Lions Training Camp Notes Friday 7-29-16

Articles:

Freep Observations from training camp: Boldin on first team:   http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/07/29/lions-training-camp/87764180/

Detroit News Camp notes: Lions already feeling the heat:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/07/29/lions-already-feeling-heat-first-day-camp/87765872/

MLive Day 1 observations: Anquan Boldin starts, Darius Slay stars for Lions:  http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/07/detroit_lions_training_camp_no_33.html

Oakland Press Detroit Lions notes: DeAndre Levy out again; Ameer Abdullah limited:   http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20160729/detroit-lions-notes-deandre-levy-out-again-ameer-abdullah-limited

ESPN Camp Notes:   http://espn.go.com/blog/detroit-lions/post/_/id/24268/anquan-boldin-looks-good-takes-first-team-reps-during-his-first-lions-practice

TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 1 observations:   http://www.detroitlions.com/news/tim-mike/article-1/TIM-AND-MIKE-Training-camp-Day-1-observations/28bf93c2-f3fc-45f2-8b9b-a94b2dd2e0fe

Camp Spotlight: Wide receiver Marvin Jones:   http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Camp-Spotlight-Wide-receiver-Marvin-Jones/67e6f10d-e5f2-4236-bcc4-bc1108a5e8ee

Videos:  

2016 Training Camp: Day 1 highlights:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/2016-Training-Camp-Day-1-highlights/ac826da6-638e-40c4-b1d8-10f82cfe94fc

Marvin Jones highlights:   http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Marvin-Jones-highlights/40a2100e-c652-4e92-a0c4-57b45e3102e7

Caldwell on first practice of camp:  http://www.detroitlions.com/media-center/videos/Caldwell-on-first-practice-of-camp/d41cce0e-6a18-4a9e-9723-58531281d07b

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