Episode #135: We’re Onto the Offseason

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.

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Episode #134: Packers Week 17 Preview

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

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Episode #133: Broncos Week 16 preview

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.

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Episode #132: Buccaneers Week 15 Preview

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.

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Episode #131: Vikings Week 14 Preview

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.

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Episode #130: Bears Week 13 Preview

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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Episode #129: Washington Week 12 Preview

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

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Episode #128: Cowboys Week 11 Preview

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.

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Episode #127: Bears Week 10 Preview

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.

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Episode #126: Raiders Week 9 Preview

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.

  • Injury report from Wednesday
  • Austin Bryant is back practicing, the team can spend the next 21 days evaluating what to do next
  • Familiar name LB Steve Longa returns to the team before the Giants game
  • CB (not deceased pop star) Michael Jackson signed off the Dallas practice squad, RB Paul Perkins was released subsequently, and OL Casey Tucker was signed to the empty spot on the practice squad
  • Thoughts from the Giants game
  • Player of the game: Kenny Golladay
  • Studs and Duds from Week 8
  • Matthew Stafford has a near-perfect second half
  • The running game continues to struggle
  • Da’Shawn Hand shines in his return to game action and the run defense showed great improvement
  • The secondary misses Darius Slay and Daniel Jones’ stat line showed that
  • Lions made no moves at the trade deadline but did make move to try and acquire Broncos CB Chris Harris
  • Vegas line began at: Raiders +2.5
  • Raiders QB Derek Carr is having a solid season thus far
  • Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs finds himself as pro football focus’ No. 1 rated running back
  • TE Darren Waller is the latest of high-end TEs the Lions have faced
  • A couple of familiar faces will be all over the field for the Raiders defense ex-Lions Tahir Whitehead and Nevin Lawson are on their active roster
  • What will the Lions need to do to beat the Raiders on Sunday
  • Special thanks to Chad and Brad for their 5-star reviews!

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