Saturday, October 15, 2011

Week 6 Itinerary

The Lions face the Niners this week, in what promises to be one of the best games of the week. Lions fans are riding high after an emotional Monday Night Football win. The 49ers, come in with a record of 4-1, but could very well be 5-0 as well, was it not for a spirited comeback from Tony Romo a couple weeks back. Here's what you've got to read to prep yourself for this week's matchup.

On Paper Preview: As always, I preview the matchup by looking at statistics and strength of opponents. My prediction really sparked a crazy discussion in the comment section. Check it out.

ESPN/Accu-Score Video: In this video, ESPN runs a bunch of simulations to see what the outcome of the game will be if A or B or C happens. It's all very confusing, speculative and pretty much meaningless, but it's kind of interesting I guess. Click it.

"Wide Nine" Defense: Ty from The Lions in Winter breaks down the Lions' "Wide Nine" defensive scheme and our perceived running defense "problem". It's quite interesting and sheds light on why such a dominant defensive line is giving up 4.8 a carry.

Key Matchups: Michael Olsen at SideLion Report investigates the key matchups for victory in this weeks game. It's got some neat stats and is more in-depth than the usual "matchups" article. Read.

Moving Pictures Time:

This just in: Youtube is awesome. Old football videos, too, are awesome. Again, any historic Lions video is likely going to end badly (unless its over 50 years old) but I can't get enough of this stuff.

I am terrified of this man, yet I understand this more than any other video on youtube.

Two years ago, I had the pleasure of watching the Lions play in Candlestick Park. 
I also had the displeasure of running into these fans. Like fog itself, these fans weren't intimidating, but were a minor annoyance.

Man, I hope there are at least 8 more of these clips by the end of the season.

Go Lions.

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