Lions down the Jets in pre-season opener, 23-3

Football was back in Detroit! In the Lions first game (albeit preseason) since THAT playoff loss, they downed the New York Football Jets by a score of 23-3.  Impressive performances by Ameer Abdullah and Greg Salas contributed to the home win.  Abdullah had 7 carries for 67 yards, including a 45-yard stormer.  Golden Tate played […]

August 2015 by Paul Mather

Reviewing the Lions’ performance

Here are some takeaways from arguably one of the best Lions performances this season: – For me, Stafford had a great game, finishing 28 of 42 for 323 yards, a TD and a pick which was batted at the line of scrimmage. Despite a losing effort, he had one of the best performances of his […]

January 2015 by Paul Mather

That botched PI call

Moments after the Lions season ended, twitter and facebook erupted with memes blaming the refs for the loss. As a former coach and player, I was well aware that referees can influence the outcome of games but I never like to blame a loss on referees. However, this was different. After reading many pundits’ opinions […]

January 2015 by Paul Mather

Wild Card Woes

Ok, so I suppose I finally needed to write my reflections on the wild card loss. What pains me the most was not necessarily the bogus ref calls but the fact that we were so close to a playoff win and a divisional round fixture with the Seattle Seahawks. Because of time-zones, the game wouldn’t […]

January 2015 by Paul Mather

Lions pull out win number 10

With a 3-game win streak, the Lions have moved from 8 to 9 to 10 wins, and have now equalled their 2011 win count. With the Packers dropping the ball against the Bills, it meant beating the Vikings would propel themselves to the top of the division. However, despite what happens next week, the Lions […]

December 2014 by Paul Mather

Takeaways from the loss to the Cardinals

Here are my takeaways from the game: 1) The offense has to step up against the premier defenses It’s been clear in many games this season that the defense has carried the team to victory but today the inept performance by the offense came back to bite them. Despite the offense getting good instances of […]

November 2014 by Paul Mather