Thoughts here denmates? I say no - the schedule and division is too hard, and we do too many things poorly (running, stopping the run, special teams, red zone scoring) and not really anything great. An elite quarterback would drag this team into the postseason, but Matt is simply a very good quarterback and not a great one.
I say no and really don’t care much anymore…
Nope. Lions go 7-8-1 and probably give Patricia an extension
Unless we start hiring our own Refs
Nope. We miss it by 1 game.
Unlikely. We’ll probably need to go 9-2 or 8-3 the rest of the way to get in. I don’t believe we are good enough yet to accomplish that. Maybe next year.
No. Refs fucked us not once but twice this year. KC and GB games are killers.
Giving the AZ game away is the killer… and should cost Patricia his job at the end of the season.
I say yes. We have guys coming back from injury and an easier schedule IMHO than the 1st 5 games were. But it starts with Minny, they better bounce back quick.
I gotta go with no. I said 7-9 at the start, and i will go with 8-7-1 now and a whiff at the playoffs. The NFC is strong and Lions still struggle to run the ball, plus there is the refs thing and it’s real. The Lions need to improve the run game and find some speed on the front 7 of the D.
I agree that this Minny game is “do or die.” I think we may have to win the division to make it this year given the depth of other divisions. We need GB to start to crater…
We win the division at 10-5-1. Green Bay, CHI and Minn all go 9-7 or 10-6.
If we do, it’s the same B.S., “barely make it in on the last wild card, get stomped in a road game” that is our trademark.
I think we do
Ask me after the Minny game if I think we have a chance at a home game or it will be a Wildcard
we can beat any team, but we cannot beat our opponents AND the Officials…so I doubt it.
if the refs were fair for each team I think we do.
Ask me again after week 17.
Stafford does have the ability to carry this team. He has done that for years.
I think we’ll make playoffs.