Episode #37: Week 11 Preview vs. Bears

The Lions were shaky early but strong late in a 38-24 win over the winless Cleveland Browns. This week Erik and Joe sit back and wonder how the Lions will look against Mitch Trubisky and the Bears on Sunday…

  • TJ Lang was back at practice
  • Ziggy Ansah is out again this week
  • Greg Robinson moved to IR
  • The revolving door keeps spinning in the adds/releases department
  • The Lions move up slightly in most of the power rankings
  • The Browns game brought about a new list of Studs and Duds
  • Bears offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Bears defense
  • While looking through the mailbox we found a bunch of good queries

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Episode #36: Week 10 Preview vs. Browns

The Lions dominated the Packers on Monday night to the tune of a 30-17 victory. Erik and Joe bask in the first win without a punt since 1971 and prepare for DeShone Kizer and the Cleveland Browns on Sunday…

  • TJ Lang is in the concussion protocol and may not play Sunday
  • Ziggy Ansah is a question mark too
  • Decisions remain on Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson
  • For the first time this season the Lions do not add or release anyone so far this week
  • The Lions stay steady in the power rankings, Erik says it is likely due to the rankers having their lists complete before Mondays game
  • Erik’s Studs and Duds article from the Packers game is rehashed
  • Browns offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Browns defense
  • The mailbag  is overflowing and needs to be emptied

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Episode #35: Week 9 Preview vs. Packers

The Lions did not score a touchdown during Sunday nights 20-15 loss to the Steelers and left a lot of questions in their wake. Erik and Joe break down the Monday Night Football matchup against Nick Hundley and the Green Bay Packers…

  • The Lions are slowly getting healthier
  • Decisions are due soon on Taylor Decker and Corey Robinson
  • DE Smith is back and G Don Barclay is picked up
  • Skipper to the practice squad, Norton released
  • Even with the lackluster effort against the Steelers, the Lions do not fall much in the power rankings
  • Packers offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Packers defense
  • The mailbag  is opened and it is loaded with questions

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Episode #34: Week 8 Preview vs. Steelers

The Lions didn’t bask in a win or bemoan a defeat this week, but there was plenty of action in Allen Park. This week the Lions host Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football and Erik and Joe break down the game…

  • The injury report still includes the names Lang and Quin, but both look like they will play, news is murkier on Tate and Golladay
  • Transactions – Matt Prater will be sticking around for another 3 years and will bank around $12 million in the process.
  • Thornton, Billingsley and Skipper now on the 53 man
  • Kaaya and Norton to the practice squad
  • Jeff Locke released, he was a fine fill in for Sam Martin
  • The Lions fall in most of the power rankings, even though they didn’t take the field
  • Steelers offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Steelers defense
  • A short trip to the mailbox wraps up the show

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Episode #33: Week 7 Bye

The Lions record sunk to 3-3 on Sunday as they lost a  wild one against the New Orleans Saints 52-38. This week the Lions are on a bye and get the chance to recuperate, so Erik and Joe will discuss how the roster can shape up by the time they play Pittsburgh…

  • The injury report keeps getting longer and now includes the names, Tate and Quin
  • Transactions – Newcomers Caraun Reid and George Johnson are gone as quickly as they arrived, Brad Kaaya is back and DE Jacquies Smith has been signed
  • The Lions slip further in the power rankings
  • Erik’s  Studs and Duds article from Lions Wire is explored
  • A big dip into the mailbag with a bunch of questions surrounding Jim Bob Cooters offense, also some talk about the state of the defensive line
  • Once again, thanks for the great reviews of the show

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Episode #32: Week 6 Preview vs. Saints

Last week was Joe and Eriks bye week and sadly the Lions ended up falling to the Panthers 27-24, lowering their record to 3-2. In this episode, Erik and Joe apologize and preview this Sunday’s matchup in New Orleans…

  • The injury report is concerning including the names Stafford, Quin, Lang, Wagner and, as always, Ansah
  • Transactions – welcome Datone Jones and the return of Cauran Reid, Haloti Ngata heads to season ending IR and so long to Armonty Bryant and Thurston Armbrister
  • The Lions dip in the power rankings
  • Erik’s  Studs and Duds article from Lions Wire is explored
  • Pro Football Focus now has Glover Quin as the #1 safety in the NFL, TJ Lang as the #4 Guard and Tahir Whitehead(?!) as the #9 LBS
  • Saints offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Saints defense
  • An overflowing mailbag due to the week off needs to be rummaged through
  • Once again, thanks for the great reviews of the show

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Episode #31: Week 4 Preview vs. Vikings

The Lions lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Falcons 30-26 resulting in their first loss of the season. This episode has Erik and Joe talking about the loss and previewing Sunday’s game in Minnesota…

  • The injury report is huge with 15 of the 53 man roster hobbled
  • Transactions – welcome Tim Lelito and Dan Skipper, Joe Dahl to the IR and so long Storm Norton
  • The power rankings continue to have the Lions on the ascent
  • Jim Caldwell got a contract extension a long time ago
  • Erik’s  Studs and Duds article from Lions Wire is explored
  • Pro Football Focus shows Glover Quin as the #2 safety in the NFL and Stafford and Diggs the #4 overall ranked players at their position
  • Vikings offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Vikings defense
  • A stuffed mailbox needs to be cleaned out
  • Special thanks to all the people who left great reviews

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Episode #30: Week 3 Preview vs. Falcons

The Lions resoundingly spoiled the Giants home opener on national TV Monday night with an excellent performance on both sides of the ball with a 24-10 win. Erik and Joe speak fondly about the game then preview the matchup with the Falcons…

  • Injury updates, injuries slowly beginning to mount
  • Transactions – DE George Johnson returns, DE Alex Barrett released
  • The Lions have moved a little up in the power rankings (#8 on Bleacher Report, #8 on NFL.com and #10 on CBS.com
  • The computers have spoken and the early playoff odds are out
  • Erik and Joe break down the Studs and Duds article from Lions Wire
  • Pro Football Focus released their individual player rankings from Week #2, with Quandre Diggs still the #1 CB in the NFL
  • Jamal Agnew is NFC special teams player of the week
  • Falcons offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Falcons defense
  • A dip into the mailbag

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Episode #29: Week 2 Preview vs. Giants

The Lions opened the regular season with a whimper vs. the Cardinals in the first quarter but roared back the rest of the way and walked away with a 35-23 win. Erik and Joe talk about the game then preview the matchup with the Giants…

  • Injury updates, the Lions are in pretty good shape heading into Monday
  • Transactions – the big move is the addition of P Jeff Locke
  • The Lions have moved way up in the power rankings (#10 in ESPN, #9 on NFL.com and #9 on CBS.com
  • Erik and Joe break down the Studs and Duds article from Lions Wire
  • Pro Football Focus released their individual player rankings from Week #1, with Quandre Diggs the #1 CB in the NFL
  • Matt Prater is NFC special teams player of the week
  • Giants offense vs. Lions defense
  • Lions offense vs. Giants defense
  • A dip into the mailbag
  • Joe plays “Who’s Got More” and “Coordinator Roulette

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Episode #28: Week 1 Preview vs. Cardinals

After 4 grueling preseason games, the regular season is finally upon us. Erik and Joe break down the matchup against Arizona…

  • Injury updates for both teams
  • The Lions add OL Brian Mihalik and Zac Kerin and release OL Cornelius Lucas and Brandon Thomas
  • The Practice Squad roster has been filled and it has some new faces but doesn’t have Cole Wick or Brad Kaaya
  • How will the Lions offense fare against the Cardinals 3-4?
  • Can the Lions stop David Johnson or generate a pass rush?
  • A deep dip into the mailbag
  • If you are attending the game and want to be part of the phone pre-game thing, you should probably read this
  • Joe asks for Eriks thoughts on specific things we will see in the game
  • Also, read Erik’s latest article covering the press conference

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