Detroit Sports

Friday, September 03, 2004

Predictions for the Lions

The Detroit Lions start the regular season next week against the Bears. I think the Lions will finish the season at 8-8 after finishing last season at 5-11. Anything less then 7-9 would be an underachievement and anything better than 9-7 would be a great season.

During the offseason the Lions finally signed some good players. Their biggest signings were offensive lineman Damien Woody, cornerback Fernando Bryant, wide reciever Tai Streets, and safety Brock Marion. These 4 players will have to be huge if they want to help dig the Lions out from the bottom of the NFL.

During the draft, the Lions finally gave Joey Harrington was guys to work with. With the 7th overall pick they selected wide reciever Roy Williams from Texas. Later in the first round the Lions selected running back Kevin Jones from Virginia Tech. Both these guys will most likely be starters on opening day. Both of them will have huge tasks on their hands even though they are just rookies.

The player with the most pressure on him this season will be Joey Harrington. He is entering his third season in the NFL. The Lions picked him third overall in the 2002 draft. In his first 2 seasons, he has looked decent but this year he will really have to step it up. He finally has some talent around him(Rogers,Williams,Jones, and Streets) to help him out. This year will be the make or break season for this young quarterback.

If the Lions want to have a successful season, they must win a road game. Their first game is against the Bears. I think they will win that game and end their road woes. Here is their entire schedule.
Sun. Sept. 12 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Sept. 19 HOUSTON TEXANS Ford Field 1 p.m. CBS
Sun. Sept. 26 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Ford Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 3 Bye Week
Sun. Oct. 10 at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 17 GREEN BAY PACKERS Ford Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 24 at New York Giants Giants Stadium 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Oct. 31 at Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Nov. 7 WASHINGTON REDSKINS Ford Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Nov. 14 at Jacksonville Jaguars Alltel Stadium 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Nov. 21 at Minnesota Vikings Metrodome 1 p.m. FOX
Thur. Nov. 25 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Ford Field 12:30 p.m. CBS
Sun. Dec. 5 ARIZONA CARDINALS Ford Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Dec. 12 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Dec. 19 MINNESOTA VIKINGS Ford Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Dec. 26 CHICAGO BEARS Ford Field 1 p.m. FOX
Sun. Jan. 2 at Tennessee Titans The Coliseum 1 p.m. FOX

This season should be much more bareable to watch then the previous 3 and I can't wait till it gets started.


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