I’d be pretty shocked if we won (or if it was particularly close, to be honest) but to be fair I didn’t like our chances vs Chargers either.
They definitely will need to get to Goff in a hurry. W/O the type of blitzing that leaves the middle open. And they probably need to play a little deeper in the middle. Backpedaling when they see it isn't a run. imhoThe Packers have played better the last 2 weeks while the Lions have scuffled a little defensively the last 2 weeks so, I expect this to be a better game than the 1st meeting. I'd be surprised if they won, but I wouldn't be shocked.
They steal a win and the season takes on a whole different tone for the last 6 games. The "they should have tanked" fans will be upset though.
Either way, looking forward to the game to see how much progress they have made since the 1st meeting.
The Lions are confident but they eked out their last two wins. They want to establish their new legacy and put naysayers to bed. So after just getting by recently they want to throttle the league and be a 1 or 2 seed. So they will be out to hammer us. They won't do anything fancy. Pound with Montgomery and play fake to their speedster and TE right in the teeth of our defense. They have proven they can win even with turnovers. As much as 1962 was an ugly Thanksgiving we can go back to the 80s and Walter Stanley returning a game winning Turkey Day punt for a 44-40 win.I’d be pretty shocked if we won (or if it was particularly close, to be honest) but to be fair I didn’t like our chances vs Chargers either. And the Bears really snatched defeat from the jaws of victory vs them yesterday… I’d like to think if the bears can keep it close and/or be in a position to win then we should be able to, too.
This is a winnable game to me. It will depend on whether our OL shows up and what we do between now and then at RB.
Good teams find ways to win even on their down weeks. The Lions have done that. The Ravens went after them on both sides of the ball early and knocked them out. Their loss to Seattle really surprised me. What I do not like is playing them on a 4 day week instead of 7. We do that twice this season. With very little preparation our chances are slimmer yet. The Lions can easily just come out and play the same offense and defense they input week to week against most opponents.I feel that the Lions might be in a bit of a slump right now. Happens to every team during a season, it's a long season can't stay sharp 18 weeks in a row.
Yes, short weeks never benefit a very young team which is extremely banged up. Veteran teams may struggle with the turn around but know their roles and use their experience to adapt. The Chargers beat themselves. Losing Bosa at the get go certainly helped us. The drops and the needless interference penalty were gifts. But we'll take it. The Lions took the Bears lightly and finally woke up in the 4th quarter. I doubt they will look at us that way.I'm not really surprised we beat the Chargers, but I expect us to get smoked on Thanksgiving. But you look at the Bears, and think if they kept it close we should be able to. Both teams have the short week. I know we don't do well after the bye usually, so there's that. Only thing is, I don't think we do well in a short week either?
There are some good signs with this offense for sure. I think the biggest thing they need to develop is consistency. We've seen what they're capable of.3rd down conversion rate in 45%+ range would be nice.
I'm surprised they are at around 43% for the season (8th in NFL).
Unfortunately, I have to agree. They have the Thanksgiving tradition, and the memory of us dominating the division for decades. Their pride will be engaged.The Lions took the Bears lightly and finally woke up in the 4th quarter. I doubt they will look at us that way.