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.