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Lions Join Vikings In The Basement

The Vikings go into a week two with a record of 0 and 1. 

The Lions also are in last place of the NFC North after a controversial call negated a Calvin Johnson touchdown and allowed the Bears to win, 19 to 14.

When I was doing a radio spot earlier in the week, I found myself talking about the Lions more than I ever intended, but that is simply because I am intrigued by how their offseason progressed.  On Sunday, their defense looked fairly revamped and Jahvid Best showed flashes of greatness.

The Lions received some bad news, however, when their starting quarterback Matt Stafford went down with injury.  He is expected to miss at least two games, which would include a trip to MEtrodome in week three.

The Bears looked potent but sloppy on offense.  Jay Cutler racked up plenty of stats but had two turnovers, while Matt Forte appeared to be back to his rookie form.  The defense also showed some promise, particularly on chaos caused by Julius Peppers and Lance Briggs.

The Packers got caught up in a blood bath, literally.  The Eagles had a number of players leave with injury, including their starting quarterback, fullack and middle linebacker, but the Packers were unable to escape unscathed either.

Running back Ryan Grant left the game is a fashion that would suggest he’ll miss some time.  They barely escaped a Michael Vick comeback tour to secure a victory against the Eagles.

The Packers remain the Vikings most sincere enemy, but the Bears and the Lions held both looked solid at times.


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6 Responses to “Lions Join Vikings In The Basement”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    I watched these games today and all three division foes look very beatable. Lions D-line is for real they look very tough but their offense looked pathetic. In my opinion they still won that game, that “process rule” is the stupidest rule in the whole NFL.

  2. CalVkg says:

    looking ahead, it’s all about october, we should be 2-1 going in

    we’ll be fortunate to be 4-3 on nov. 1st, or better, if we’re really, really good, but right now i doubt it. we could be 3-4

    we’ll have at least a decent shot to win the rest of the games. say we get 6 or 7 of ’em, we can make the playoffs, but october is key

    • Purple Charlie says:

      Cal,
      Your right, it really boils down to when everyone gets on the same page…

      If it’s soon, The outlook is better…

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