How Good Are the Detroit Lions?
The Detroit Lions currently lead the NFC North at 3-1. Yeah, you read that right.
But how good are these clowns?
As you’ve probably heard 967 times this week, the Lions haven’t won in Wisconsin since 1991. Erik Kramer was their quarterback then. Mike Tomczack was the Green Bay Packers quarterback in that game.
This is probably the Leos best chance to beat the Packers in some time. Today, Packers coach Mike McCarthy was gushing about Detroit.
“This is probably their best team as far as the way they’re playing coming into the game — as I recall,” McCarthy said Friday. “I can’t sit here and tell you off the top of my head how I felt before each and every game.
“I will say clearly this is a very talented football team. They’re very systematic in their approach. Their coaching staff has been together for quite some time. And the way they play on offense and defense is pretty much the same still philosophically.
“I think this is probably the best that I’ve seen them play coming into a contest.”
The Lions are sixth in the NFL in total offense. They’re averaging 404.8 yards per game.
Part of the reason the Lions aren’t a bunch of suckbags this year is because of Reggie Bush. Signed as a free agent in the offseason, Bush gives Detroit a legitimate rushing threat.
Bush has 254 yards rushing this season. He also has 179 yards receiving and is probably the guy who’s going to torch the Packers shitty defense on Sunday.
Detroit isn’t so hot defensively. They’re ranked 19th in the NFL and are giving up 25.3 points per game. Still, that’s better than the shitbag Packers defense, which is ranked 28th and is giving up 29.3 per game.
That tells you there are probably going to be a lot of points scored on Sunday and for the first time in a while, it looks like the Lions have a chance to win.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.