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Lions Will Not Win a Game
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Oct 6th 2008 2:00PM by Matt Snyder (author feed)
Filed under: Bears, Lions, NFC NorthYep, that’s the title to my Bears vs. Lions game “recap” for this week.

It’s not that I think the Bears are a bad team. I don’t. I’m biased, but I firmly believe the Bears are going to take the NFC North with relative ease this year. I didn’t say the latter part last week, but I will now since the Packers fell at home to the Falcons.

The game still shouldn’t have been this ugly, though.

Let us consider a myriad of factors that were working in the Lions’ favor this week:

The Bears were coming off a hard-hitting, emotional victory Sunday night against the Eagles.
The Lions had two weeks to prepare for this game.
The Bears passing defense was amongst the worst in the league heading into Sunday, Nathan Vasher would not play, and Charles Tillman was to be playing through an injury.
The Lions had a capable passer and two extraordinarily talented wideouts.
The Lions had shed themselves of the off-field distraction that was Matt Millen’s employment status.
Tommie Harris and Brandon Lloyd were also missing in action for the Monsters of the Midway.

Before the dust settled, the Lions found themselves down 31-0, benching Jon Kitna in favor of Dan Orlovsky, and seeing adequately-talented-at-best Kyle Orton obliterate career highs through the air.Continue Reading




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