Excatly Kleins! If they scored 7 more points each game they would have won 6 of them I believe. They are so close to being an incredible team.
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How many years did he run for under 1,000 yards? None? Would "none" be the right answer? Did he have a good passing game behind him to take the heat off of him like Emmit Smith? Nope. Did he have a Pro-Bowl O-line like the Cowboys had? Nope. It was Barry against 11 other dudes, every game. 10 years of busting ass, with ownership that couldn't give a flying flippidy f***. Besides Jim Brown (<- monster, not considered human), Barry Sanders is the greatest running back ever.
Let's not even get started on what Jordan had around him. Yes he is the greatest ever, there's no question about that but he had a few variables stacked in his favor.
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However, that is not enough. Games are four quarters, not two or three. Teams need to keep their heads in the game the whole time. As a Browns fan, trust me, I have seen leads slip away. They get sloppy near the end sometimes, fumbling or throwing interceptions.
I don't understand how the Bengals went from playoff material to tied for second to last in the NFL. I don't follow that team much, but it looks like they aren't losing in blowouts. Most of their losses were close. Does Cincinnati share the Cleveland curse? Maybe it is an Ohio thing.
I grew up in Michigan and I just gotta say... go Lions. I grew up spending my evenings at the Silverdome with my dad watching Barry Sanders tear up the turf. I love that team dearly, despite the incredibly hard knocks they've been through.
The Vikings and the Giants are going to play in Detroit on Monday night. Finally a game at Ford Field that the Lions wont lose!
Lions took out the Pack last night. Strong pitching performance other than the 3 run homer.
So the real question is, what games are you watching exactly? Or is there maybe a CFL team named the Lions maybe you're thinking of.
See its probably because i am a lions fan but i actually expect them to contend in their division next year. Maybe not win it, but contend as long as Stafford comes back at full health and we pick up some secondary help on the defense its not that absurd for them to actually be a good team. I mean we went 6-10 with a horrible secondary but we have a great front four and we have quite a few offensive weapons and the o-line could use a upgrade as well. Go LIONS!
The difference was Ndamukong Suh. They won two games the previous season, now they have six. That's not exactly something to shake a stick at, but his presence was huge.
The AFC East is always good. The Jets and Pats were guaranteed playoff spots, though. Miami was never really in the running.
The fact that you saw I was from Canada and automatically went CFL makes you an ignorant clown.
Barry Sanders is the only running back to have 10 consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. And he only played 10 years.
If he had not retired, he'd have blown away every rushing record there is. For most categories, he is less than a single season from breaking all of Walter Peyton's records. Emmit Smith would never have caught up.
And all that was while playing for (Sorry Detroit) one of the worst lines and teams in the league.
I'm not trying to make some argument that the Lions are somehow a soon-to-be NFL powerhouse that will have their opponents cowering in fear at the mere thought of playing them, because they're not. But it's not a stretch of the imagination to say that they could easily be a contending team in the near future, without imploding their team and starting over. And that is exactly what the NFL is about.
Stafford and Best need to stay healthy. If that happens then good lord, they would be contending for the NFCN Title at least, a few more good drafts to go before you pass up the Bears fully, but as long as they have Cutler you have a chance if you keep it close. Beastly draft for you guys this year with Suh alone, if Best stays healty he'll be incredible, if you get a draft this year like last year's, you will definitely have things looking up. Suh will be an anchor for years, and a beast for that entire time if he keeps playing like this season, right now I would even compare him to Ngata, who is another monster.
I hope that my Ravens get a good receiver in the draft and sign Gaither to a contract, playing mix-em-up on the O-line was a nightmare, Oher is better at RT, I'll take Gaither at LT. Receiver is a need Cornerback a want and Center is a pick up to learn the ropes behind Birk, who isn't getting any younger unfortunately, cause he is a awesome center.
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Sane people are boring. Or else I've been around insane people so long that I can't tell the difference anymore. Either way, chase away those silly notions of linear thought: they have never done anyone good.
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Oh, and just to give the Lions a little hope:
Stafford is one tough motherfucker. Yes, he got injured, but he also won a game with a totally messed up shoulder. Grit.
I live in Michigan. I just....... don't even know anymore.