As a new season approaches, it’s time to give a prediction on how the 2010 Detroit Lions will look. As we all know, the Lions have only won two games in their previous two seasons, (both wins coming last year). I’m not going to sit here and tell you the Lions are going to win nine games and get a wildcard spot in the playoffs, that’s the most absurd thing I have ever heard. Simply put, the Lions are winning five games in this upcoming season. For those of you who think that I’m a clown for saying five games, lets see what I’m talking about.
The Lions won two games last year. They beat Washington, and the Cleveland Browns. This season they start their year at Soldier Field in Chicago, Loss. This game will show how weak the Lions secondary really is, although it’s much improved over last season, they only have Louis Delmas who showed big play ability, a career nickel corner in Chris Houston, an unproven rookie in Amari Spievey, and a bunch of question marks.
Week 2: Home versus the Philadelphia Eagles, Loss. This game may be closer than you may think. However, Philly will win due to the passing game against Detroit’s weak corners.
Week 3: Away against Minnesota Vikings, Loss. Brett Favre will choose his targets at will against…….Detroit’s weak secondary, (This may be a reaccuring theme for the whole season.)
Week 4: Away against Green Bay, Loss. Simply put: Detroit hasn’t won at Lambeau Field since 1991, the trend will continue.
Week 5: Home versus St.Louis, Win. This game should be Detroit’s first victory of the season. St.Louis is arguably the leagues worst team. Expect Sam Bradford to struggle against the Lions pass rush.
Week 6: Away against New York Giants, Loss. The Giants bruising running game should overpower Detroit’s weak linebacking core.
Week 7: Bye
Week 8: Home versus Washington Redskins, Win. Although Washington picked up Donovan McNabb, he has few targets to throw the ball to. Look for the Lions to beat Washington two years in a row.
Week 9: Home versus New York Jets, Loss. The Jets have the leagues best defense, Matthew Stafford will have his hands filled with this one. Darelle Revis will shine picking Stafford off three times.
Week 10: Away against Buffalo Bills, Win. Buffalo has few bright spots. One of which is rookie running back C.J. Spiller, but with no O-line to open holes for him, look for Detroit to capitalize on Buffalo’s terrible offense.
Week 11: Away against Dallas Cowboys, Loss. Dallas is a potential Super Bowl contender, this should be an easy victory for the Cowboys.
Week 12: Home versus New England Patriots, Loss. Tom Brady will exploit Detroit’s Defense. Easy victory for the Pats.
Week 13: Home versus Chicago, Win. Although Detroit lost to Chicago in week one, look for the Lions to shape up. Detroit’s D-Line needs to be spectacular to pull-off this win.
Week 14: Home versus Green Bay, Loss. Playing against another Super Bowl contender, Detroit will lose against Aaron Rodgers’ aireal attack.
Week 15: Away against Tampa Bay, Win. Having played both teams that surrounded them in the draft, Detroit looks like they will have the last laugh and beat both teams. With Tampa’s no-show offense, Detroit’s defense will show-up in this one. This will also be Detroit’s last victory of the season.
Week 16: Away against Miami Dolphins, Loss. This will be a suprisingly close game, however, Miami comes out on top.
Week 17 : Home versus Minnesota Vikings, Loss. Although most of their players will be resting due to their playoff push, Minnesota takes care of Detroit during the first two quarters to hold off Detroit in the second half of the game.
Detroit still needs some talent om both sides of the ball. Look for Detroit to be the suprising team in the next two to three years. Next year Detroit may be hovering around .500. The following year maybe a playoff push, the year after that, who knows?
About the Author
Written by Chris Stopczynski
Chris Stopczynski was born and raised on the outskirts of Detroit Michigan. Growing up he became a fan of all Detroit teams. Graduating from Macomb Community College, he's an aspiring writer who hopes to work for a major media contributor in the future. Contact Chris at TheStopper82@aol.com