The Lions season mercifully ended on Sunday with a 23-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The team heads into the offseason with a 3-12-1 record and the 3rd overall pick in the NFL Draft. This week Erik and Joe begin to discuss the coaching turnover and the impending player turnover.
The Lions long and disastrous season came one game closer to the end this past Sunday as the Lions lost in Denver 27-17. This Sunday the sun goes down on the season at Ford Field as the Lions host the 12-3 Packers as the Packers look to potentially lock up the #1 seed in the NFC
Joe Kania is unavailable this week, so Erik Schlitt is running solo. He discusses last week’s loss to the Buccaneers, updates the Lions injuries, reviews the latest news from Allen Park and previews the Lions Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos.
Last week the Lions traveled to Minneapolis and suffered their 6th straight defeat at the hands of the Vikings 20-7. This loss was the 9th in the last 10 games and has vaulted the team to the 5th pick in the NFL draft. This Sunday the Lions return to the friendly confines of Ford Field where they will face the 6-7 Buccaneers.
For the 41st time the Lions lost on Thanksgiving Day, this time to the Chicago Bears where Mitch Trubisky was the shining star again. On Sunday the Lions will face the 8-4 Vikings in Minneapolis, who are coming off a Monday Night Football loss to the Seahawks. Erik and Joe talk about the game as the ship continues to ease its’ way to the bottom of the sea.
On Sunday the Lions fell to the 1-9 (now 2-9) Redskins 19-16 which featured 3 Jeff Driskel interceptions, a 91 yard kickoff return for touchdown, a punt returned from the 1 yard line for some reason and numerous other miscues. This Thursday, for the 80th time, the Lions will host their annual Thanksgiving game, this time vs the Chicago Bears. Erik and Joe will discuss the debacle of the Washington game and what to
Injury Report: From Monday and Tuesday Matthew Stafford really wants to play again this season, which is a bad idea TE Isaac Nauta joins the active roster before the Washington game 11 of the 46 actives were rookies on Sunday Amani Oruwariye and Nauta were rookies that stood out Short discussions on the special teams disasters Player of the game: Bo Scarbrough Taylor Decker is on a run of being the NFLs best Left Tackle in 3 of the last 4 weeks, per Pro-Football Focus Oruwariye piles up snaps in Rashaan Melvin’s absence Taylor Decker also finds himself for the 3rd time in 4 weeks on the Week 12 Team Of The Week If the season ended today the Lions would pick 7th in the 2020 draft The Bears are more injury-riddled than the last time these 2 played. Any Bear we mentioned during the podcast with injury concerns is likely not playing Thursday The Vegas line initially was Lions favored -1.5 points but has swung greatly and now the Bears are favored by -2.5 points
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The Lions suffered a 35-27 loss to the Cowboys this past Sunday and sunk to a 3-6-1 record. This Sunday they will get one of their final chances to be favored by the sharps in Vegas as they visit FedEx Field to take on the 1-9 Redskins
This past Sunday morning we learned Matthew Stafford was not going to face the Bears due to fractured bones in his back, and an unsurprising 20-13 loss in Chicago followed. This Sunday the Lions return to the friendly confines of Ford Field where they will face the 5-4 Cowboys. This week Erik and Joe discuss what they thought of Jeff Driskel’s performance and the return of Rod Marinelli.
The Lions last trip to Oakland ended in another frustrating defeat at the hands of the Raiders 31-24. This week the Lions head to Soldier Field to face the last-place Bears. Erik and Joe talk about the miscues that doomed the team on the west coast and the matchups they have to exploit to win in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.
In Week 8 action the Lions pulled off a 31-26 win over the New York Giants. This week the Lions travel to Oakland for the final time (for at least a while) where they will face off against Jon Gruden and his 3-4 Raiders. Erik and Joe think the Lions will have a definite advantage in the passing game.