What would you say the biggest hole on this Detroit Lions team is? If you guessed run defense, you would be correct. Detroit ranks 30th in rushing yards allowed per game. Now, what if I told you the Lions could trade for the best run-stopping defensive lineman over the last three seasons? If you said yes you would make that trade, congratulations, you have played Madden before and made the right call. Bob Quinn swindled the Giants for Damon ”Snacks” Harrison for a 5th round pick early Wednesday morning. Harrison is a pro bowl caliber player and a guy you want in your locker room. I love this move by Quinn and the Detroit Lions as the race for the NFC North is heating up.
Moving on to week 8 where the Seattle Seahawks (3-3) fly to Detroit to take on the (3-3) Lions. Now Seattle is not the team they used to be during the Legion of Boom years. But they are not to be slept on. Russell Wilson is capable of beating any team, whether it be through the air or on the ground. I would expect the Lions to have a quarterback most of the game to keep Wilson from scrambling. The Seahawks are coming off a blowout win over Oakland in London two weeks ago and a bye week last week. They should be well rested come Sunday. Detroit is coming off an impressive victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Most of Seattle’s Legion of Boom has been either, traded, hurt, or retired. About the only player remaining is Bobby Wagner. Wagner is arguably the best middle linebacker in the NFL. That means Stafford and the rest of the offense will have their hands full against this Seattle defense. If the Lions want to win this game it is going to take an all-around team effort. The offense will need to keep a consistent ground game going so Stafford can open up the defense through the air. This will be a revenge game for Golden Tate going against his former team so I expect ”Showtime” to show out!
This should be a very competitive game and I think this will be a very close finish. Luckily the Lions are at home and the fans will give the extra boost. Detroit will win 21-17 in a very tough battle. This will be the fourteenth time these teams have faced each other, with Seattle leading the series 9-5. Detroit will look to rally behind the home crowd and put another ”W” in the win column.
Mike’s fun fact of the day: The NFC North is the only division that doesn’t have a team with a losing record.
Until next time, One Pride