[Yahoo! Sports] Lions 30, Falcons 14 (AP)

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  1. Media Guy

    Media Guy First Round Draft Pick

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    The Detroit Lions made Michael Vick look ordinary, while Roy Williams was sensational in a 30-14 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. Detroit turned Vick's two first-half turnovers into touchdowns and Williams had a 60-yard TD early in the fourth quarter, lifting the Lions. Atlanta's electric quarterback threw for seven TDs and averaged 262 yards passing in the previous two games, both...

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  2. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Yippee. The Lions will win just enough games to mess up their draft position.

    On a positive note, the offense is really starting to click. Just imagine how good it would be if we didn't waste 3 top 10 picks in the past 4 seasons!

    If we could somehow manage to get a legit #2 WR and a TE that can stretch the field in the offseason, this side of the ball will be all set. An upgrade on the O-line would be nice as well, but when healthy, these guys are ok. I'd much rather focus on the D side of the ball.

    The defence needs a lot of help. We need a pass rushing end (Edwards is a bust), a run stopping MLB (maybe Lehman if he can stay healthy and gain more upper body strength), a physical #2 CB (Bryant is a decent tackler, if he can stay healthy, but I'd be much happier with him as the #3), solid nickel and dime CBs (Smith and Wilson haven't shown anything, and don't even mention Fletcher) and a ball hawking, coverage S would be nice (I like Bullucks, Holt is a good depth guy and Kennedy is decent against the run, but sucks in coverage).
     
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    Yeah that was the first thing I thought of too... damn Lions don't even know how to lose right :^) (just like beating N.O. near the end of last year)... ah well Millan would mess up the pick anyways
     
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    Warthog Bench Warmer

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    and it's a tight race this year. 12 teams came in this week at 2-5 or 1-6!!
     
  5. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    At least they consistently follow the Lions M.O. Its been a typical Lions season so far:

    GAME 1
    Hang close against a Superbowl contender (Seattle) that you're expected to get blown out by, giving fans hope for the season.

    GAME 2
    Get blown out by a division opponent the next week

    GAME 3
    See Game 2

    GAME 4
    Give up a billion points to go 0-4, forcing fans to begin preparing their 2007 Mock Drafts.

    GAME 5
    Their annual loss in Minny

    GAME 6
    The team finally wins a "winnable" game, fans start thinking "Hey, maybe this is the turning point! We're only 3 games under .500".

    GAME 7
    So much for that turning point.

    BYE WEEK
    Fans think "Ok, the bye week will help us get healthy, then we'll see what this team can really do!"

    GAME 8
    Win their obligatory annual "Holy crap, they actually beat a decent team?!?!" game. Fans start thinking "This is it, I knew this team would come around eventually. Here we go baby!"

    UP NEXT:

    GAMES 9 San Fran, 10 Arizona, 11 Miami. Three TOTALLY winnable games, followed by the Pats, the 3 divisional foes and Dallas to finish out the year.

    My guess is they win 1 or 2 of the next 3, and then 1 of the next 5 to finish 5-11 or 6-10. That should be good enough for another top 10 pick.
     
  6. Prophecy Revealed

    Prophecy Revealed First Round Draft Pick

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    One thing I learned back in 79' was to always stick with your team win or loose no matter how many years that way you don't become a fickel bandwagoner whatever year the team starts winning ah'hem Pistons,Tigers,Redwings,UofM(bball,football),Mich.State(bball,football),Shock
     
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    Unbelieveable! Over the last 4 games R. Williams got 130 yds each game. Some kind of record. Good to see Kitna finding this guy.
     

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