Monday, October 20, 2008

Lions Fall to 0-6

The dream is still alive after another close call. 0-16 is still in our sights, and the odds are just a little bit better after losing to the only team on their schedule that they should even be able to compete with in the Houston Texans. We are all hoping we will get a cheap franchise opportunities if they can go 0-16. The Fords will never sell of course, but we all dream of a team owned by a bunch of fans.

The Lions made a strong effort to get back into it in the second half, but clearly they don't have what it takes to finish a game off. They came back from being down 21-0 and ended up close in the 4th quarter with around 6 minutes left at 28-21 after Calvin Johnson caught a franchise record 96-yard touchdown pass and a 2-point conversion right after to put them down 28-18. Then a long FG after poor drive management and a defense that was too tired to get the ball back quick enough.

Only 10 more to go! You know for a fact that someone isn't going to show up against them one week though. It just always happens at least once.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

#1 Draft Pick Almost Guaranteed to Lions

They have done it again. They went down 21-0 for the 3rd, or is the 4th time this year already? They went into halftime down 21-3 for I believe the 3rd time this year. I know they have been down 17-0 at the half once already too this season.

This game was supposed to be "winnable". They didn't show up yet again and are getting smoked. The Rams picked up their 2nd win this week as well so that illustrious #1 pick is becoming more and more the claim of the lowly Lions.

While the Lions go into the locker room I'm sure they are all discussing very important things in regards to the game. Surely what the best diet pills are, their new cars, and various other things they will be worried about after they all get fired at the end of the season.

Lions Best Chance to Get a Win Today

If you were hoping for an 0-16 season (I know I am), this is going to be a game that there is a slight chance they can win. The Houston Texans aren't exactly a great team. In fact, Houston is the franchise that is vying for the crown of the worst team in the NFL over the Millen era. Fortunately, Millen was able to keep the Lions as the worst team in the NFL over his tenure. The Texans as an expansion team do have a better record than the Lions since they have come into the league. Prompting some very funny t-shirts in the last several years. We need some new slogans to come up with I guess. Shouldn't be hard with the Fords still owning the team.

The Lions last week got robbed. You can't deny this, but we are still happy they got the loss. We are looking for a record season here if you hadn't noticed. The Lions looked very good defensively last week, however. This may be their best chance to pick up a win the rest of the way. Their schedule is not friendly. In fact it may be one of, if not the hardest schedules in the league.

Think we can win any of these games?

Sunday, October 19 at Houston Texans Reliant Stadium 4:05 p.m.
Sunday, October 26 WASHINGTON REDSKINS Ford Field 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Ford Field 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16 at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, November 23 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Ford Field 1:00 p.m.*
Thursday, November 27 TENNESSEE TITANS Ford Field 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7 MINNESOTA VIKINGS Ford Field 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, December 14 at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, December 21 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Ford Field 1:00 p.m.*
Sunday, December 28 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field 1:00 p.m.*

We already lost our chances with home games vs. division foes. I find it hard to believe we win on the road against any of them. The rest of the non-division games are tough. 0-16 is really a possibility.