Why Sunday means so much

As Jim Caldwell so rightly puts it, and as a player should think, this Sunday’s game is just like any other game. But as a fan, and potentially as a team, it means so much more. As a Lions fan, I have endured years of ribbing from my mates. The Lions have, more seasons than […]

December 2014 by Paul Mather

Lions’ Week 16 Playoff Scenarios

So, heading into the main part of week, here are the Lions’ playoff scenarios: Detroit clinches NFC North: 1) DET win + GB loss The Lions travel to Chicago for its first road game since the Patriots in week 12. The team is focused on getting done what it needs to get done. Green Bay […]

December 2014 by Paul Mather

Only 3 regular-season games left….

So here we are, only 3 games left in the regular season and a final home game beckons for the Lions…. Everything has looked good the last two weeks as the offence has gotten back on track albeit against lesser opponents than the Cardinals and Patriots. The team’s new approach to look at just one […]

December 2014 by Paul Mather

Will the Lions roar going forward?

Part of me is still smarting from the Buffalo loss. When I used to play, I was fine with the 24-hour rule. But I struggle with it being a Lions fan! Maybe it was the way Jim Schwartz was carried off the field that rubbed it in. Or maybe it was the way momentum was […]

October 2014 by Paul Mather

Game Preview: Detroit Lions @ Carolina Panthers

Following last week’s demolition of New York, Detroit travel to Carolina to face a side who managed a tough win against the Bucs.  The Panthers had to travel and were without starter Cam Newton, but Derek Anderson exceeded expectations to defeat Tampa Bay.   Now, Newton will be back under center and has already made […]

September 2014 by Paul Mather

Lions’ 2014 schedule is released

We already knew who the Lions would be facing but now we finally know when. The campaign will open on Monday night at Ford Field against the New York Giants. Other intriguing aspects of the schedule include a tough finish (travelling to Chicago and then Lambeau which could potentially decide the division title); Sunday morning […]

April 2014 by Paul Mather

Lions travelling to London

So on Sunday the 26th October, one regular season date is already set in stone.  The Detroit Lions will visit Wembley Stadium to play the ‘home side’ Atlanta Falcons, in Week 8. Now, this fixture is personally a big thing for me.  Confession time: I live nowhere near Detroit. I live in the UK, so […]

April 2014 by Paul Mather

What the Detroit Lions must do to beat the Baltimore Ravens

Defense start fast Right now, in the minds of fans, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and the defensive squad is the Eagles rushing all over  them in the 4th quarter.  DeAndre Levy correctly stated that the defense played “soft” in the final period.  It is crucial that the defense puts that in the past and returns […]

December 2013 by Paul Mather

Breaking down the opponent: Philadelphia Eagles

The Detroit Lions could possibly wrap up the division in weeks 15 or 16, should they beat the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday (with Bears and Packers losses). The Lions face a hot Eagles side this Sunday on a 4-game win streak. Wins over Oakland, Green Bay, Washington and Arizona have got Philly fighting hard for […]

December 2013 by Paul Mather

Detroit Lions: 4 Keys to Victory against the Green Bay Packers

These 4 things are what the 6-5 Detroit Lions must do to get the much needed divisional win this Thanksgiving Thursday. 1. Quarterback Matthew Stafford Leading The Offense Stafford has already given Lions fans hope for the future. His numbers have been phenomenal and this season more than ever he has been a top 5/6 […]

November 2013 by Paul Mather