Tag Archives: Matthew Stafford

Five Bold Predictions for the Detroit Lions

Steve Seufert | May 19th, 2020

Matt Patricia seems like a lost cause as a head coach. Former star Damon “Snacks” Harrison has stated in the past that he couldn’t wait to just get out of Detroit because of Patricia. Darius Slay shared the same sentiment after he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. If it wasn’t for Patricia, I’d pick this team to take a huge next step.

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Detroit Lions 2019 Season Recap

Dale Money | January 9th, 2020 

The Detroit Lions started the season off with plenty of promise, starting out the season 2-1-1. That one loss being a 34-30 nail biter against the Kansas City Chiefs, in which Matthew Stafford would put together a touchdown drive to push Detroit ahead with two minutes to left. Chiefs running back Darrell Williams would take back the lead for the last time, with 23 seconds left to spare.

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Detroit Lions Week 16 Recap- The Nightmare Is Almost Over

Tom Greene  | December 23rd, 2019

Indeed it is. With one game left, Lions fans must feel like they are going through hell. Or, at least, compared to expectations at the start of the year. A 27-17 loss to the Denver Broncos has brought the Lions record to 3-11-1… which could also be a recipe to an alcoholic drink. Lions fans have probably consumed a lot of those this season. Plus, while playing Denver, Orange Crush could be a drink of choice.

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Detroit Lions Week 14 Recap- Skoled

Tom Greene | December 9th, 2019

Lions fans were served elimination from the playoffs at the Thanksgiving Dinner table last week. Unfortunately, this week, they were served seconds. A 20-7 loss in the first game all season in which they did not have a lead brings the already-eliminated team to 3-9-1. As for Minnesota, they got a much-needed victory for their playoff hopes and improve to 9-4 on the year.

As always, let’s look at the three takeaways from this Lions loss. “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”

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Detroit Lions Week 12 Recap- Lions Red(skinned) in the Face

Tom Greene | November 25th, 2019 

Ever had a moment in your life where you’re so embarrassed to where you’re red in the face? Well, that’s the inspiration for this week’s title. Losing 19-16 to a one-win Washington Redskin team can make any team feel red in the face, and Lions fans have sadly seen this time and time again. Nastia Liukin posted the perfect mood in which Lions fans should be feeling, too.

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Detroit Lions Week 11 Recap- Cowboys Still “Dem Boyz” For Now

Tom Greene | November 18th, 2019

Ah yes, if you read the title, it tells you a lot about this game. The famed Wiz Khalifa song, “We Dem Boyz“, has been a rallying tune amongst fans since the song came out in 2014. No, not the fight song, simply a rallying tune. Of course, like any Cowboys-related content, it’s been memed. Whether or not it’s funny is up to the reader.

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Detroit Lions Week 10 Recap- Lions Find Chicago Overbearing

Tom Greene | November 11th, 2019

The Lions came into this game thinking that a Chicago offense lead by Mitchell Trubisky would at least put a band-aid on the problems that were on the defensive side. It turned out not to be true. While Trubisky only threw for 145 yards, the Lions secondary allowed him to throw for three touchdowns, and that’s all the Bears needed in a 20-13 victory over Detroit.

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Detroit Lions Week 9 Recap- Gruden, Carr Raid Lions

Tom Greene | November 4th, 2019

The Lions traveled to Oakland in their last season at the Colosseum. The plan was to use an Air-Raid offense (like Arizona’s) to sink the Raiders’ ship in the Black Hole for one last time. Instead, Jon Gruden utilized Derek Carr to do exactly what Matthew Stafford was supposed to do- raid the secondary and win the game. Continue reading

2019 Fantasy Football Week Nine: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers

Joshua AbbeMike FanelliGivanni Damico | November 2nd, 2019

To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for week nine. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.

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The Walsh Way – Week 9 NFL DFS GPP Plays

Kevin Walsh | November 2nd, 2019 

All my plays are based on DraftKings pricing. It’s also important to note that when I list a player as a fade, I do not mean I will have 0% of them, but I will be way under the field as far as exposure goes, and likely will not play them on single entry lineups.

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Detroit Lions Week 8 Recap: Giant Victory Keeps Lions on the Prowl

Tom Greene | October 28th, 2019 

At 2-3-1, division and/or playoff hopes seem far-fetched. Not many teams, if any, come back from 2-5 (or 2-4-1) to play meaningful football in January. But, .500 teams after week eight still have a chance, and the Lions had a chance to get back into the race with that record.

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2019 Fantasy Football Week Eight: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers

Joshua Abbe, Mason ThompsonGivanni Damico | October 26th, 2019

Well back again to go into week eight of the NFL season and you’re either sitting comfortably or barley hanging on hope to get into the playoffs.  To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for week eight. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.

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The Walsh Way – Week 8 NFL DFS GPP Plays

Kevin Walsh | October 26th, 2019

All my plays are based on DraftKings pricing. Its also important to note that when I list a player as a fade, I do not mean I will have 0% of them, but I will be way under the field as far as exposure goes, and likely will not play them on single entry lineups.

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2019 Fantasy Football: Week 8 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | October 23rd, 2019 

The story of week seven was the re-emergence of Aaron Rodgers as an elite fantasy quarterback. This week features an absolute smash spot for Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. We’ll also see Kirk Cousins look to continue his hot streak in a revenge game against the Washington Redskins. We’re almost at the half-way point of the season and hopefully, you are contending in your leagues. If not, it’s time to turn the season around. On to the rankings!

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Week 8 Fantasy Streamers

Mike Fanelli | October 22nd, 2019 

Week seven of the NFL season got off to a scary start when the Kansas City Chiefs lost Patrick Mahomes on Thursday night with a dislocated knee injury in their win against the Denver Broncos. Thankfully, Mahomes is expected to just miss a few weeks and will likely be back after the team’s week 12 bye. In the meanwhile, fantasy owners can’t drop Mahomes and since you spent the early draft capital on him, you likely didn’t draft a second quarterback. The best way to try and fill his shoes is to stream the position. As part of this week’s streamers, I will give you a few options to replace Mahomes with for this week.

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Week 7 Fantasy Streamers

Chad Davis | October 15th, 2019 

Week seven fantasy streamers are here! The four teams on bye this week are the Browns, Buccaneers, Panthers, and Steelers. Here are some options you can use to replace players at quarterback, tight end, defense/special teams, and kicker. Continue reading

Monday Night Football DFS Week Six: Lions vs Packers

Brandon Braasch | October 14th, 2019 

We have another primetime divisional matchup. The Green Bay Packers are looking to win and stay on top of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. The Detroit Lions need to win or they will drop to the last place in the division. Here are my top players in this Monday Night NFC North slugfest.

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2019 Fantasy Football Week Six: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers

Joshua Abbe, Mike FanelliGivanni Damico | October 12th, 2019

Here’s hope that your week five was a success and you started Will Fuller and didn’t sit him on the bench. If you started Mike Evans, here’s hope the rest of your squad pulled the weight and got you the win. Though on to week six and looking to recover from last week or keep the momentum going and to help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for week six. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.

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Detroit Lions Week 4 Recap- Chiefs Outduel Lions

Tom Greene | September 30th, 2019 

Ah yes, it was a duel of top-tier QBs in Detroit this afternoon. Matthew Stafford took on Patrick Mahomes in a battle that Lions fans won’t forget, but may want to. A day that looked promising early, and even late, turned for the worse as Darrel Williams crossed the goal line to seal the deal for the Chiefs. Continue reading

2019 Fantasy Football Week Four: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers

Joshua Abbe, Mason Thompson, Givanni Damico | September 27th, 2019 

Well here’s to hoping you didn’t lose Saquon Barkley, but if you did don’t feel defeated yet. You aren’t the only one and some of our writers did as well. It’s a painful experience as if you were hurt alongside him, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Now you get to test your management skills till he returns and as the season goes along start to make trades and waiver pickups to stay afloat till Barkley, Tyreek Hill, Drew Brees, A.J. Green, and other key players return.

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Week 3 Fantasy Streamers

Mike Fanelli | September 17th, 2019 

Week two of the NFL season wasn’t a friendly one for the Pittsburgh Steelers or New Orleans Saints. Both teams lost their starting quarterback for several weeks or longer and both team’s playoff chances look slim as the Saints are a missed field goal away from joining the Steelers at 0-2. For fantasy owners who now have to replace Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, streaming the quarterback position is your best way to replace your top quarterback. As part of this week’s streamers, I will give you a few options to replace the two future Hall of Famers.

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Detroit Lions Week 1 Recap- The Agony of a Tie

Tom Greene | September 9th, 2019 

You read that right. The Lions did what the NFL is trying so desperately to make impossible, end a game in a tie. After taking a 24-6 lead into the 4th quarter, the Cardinals rallied back to send the game to Overtime. A pair of field goals evened the score at 27, and the game ended there. Continue reading

2019 Fantasy Football Week One: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers

Joshua Abbe, Mason Thompson, Givanni Damico | September 7th, 2019

What a start to the 2019 NFL season! Antonio Brown has turned the Oakland Raiders into The Sopranos, while Julio Jones just signed a contract extension that is fully guaranteed. However, tomorrow we can get away from all the nonsense and enjoy 13 great football games. To help fantasy football players with their roster construction, three of our writers have provided some insight on which players they would start, would sit, and consider a sleeper for week one. Be sure to follow all of them on twitter and ask any of The Scorecrow’s fantasy writers for fantasy advice.

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Updated Week 1 DFS Values

Kevin Walsh | September 7th, 2019 

This article was posted last week as an early peek at value for week one. This is a revision of that article with all the pertinent news that has happened in a whirlwind week leading up to opening Sunday.

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Detroit Lions 53-Man Roster Breakdown/Preview

Tom Greene | September 7th, 2019

The Detroit Lions are on the prowl. In Matt Patricia‘s second season as Head Coach, the squad is hoping to improve on their 6-10 record from last season. In their way stands a host of foes. Kyler Murray, Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, and Aaron Rodgers, just to name a few. To take down these men and take on the challenge of winning the NFC North, you must have a sound 53-man roster. 6-10 tells me there’s a lot of work to do, and I’m sure it says the same to my fellow readers. However, let’s become familiar with the roster that will be with us for this 2019 season.

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Matt Patricia Looks To Right The Ship In Detroit

Dale Money | February 10th, 2019

The Detroit Lions ended the season with a dominating 31-0 win over arch-rival Green Bay to finish 6-10, this was the team’s worst season since 2012. With a second season under head coach Matt Patricia coming up, we should expect multiple changes this offseason as he continues to shape the roster to fit his scheme.

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Start Em’ Sit Em’ – Week 3

Frank Dyevoich | September 23rd, 2018

Another week has come and gone and we are one step closer to claiming what is rightfully ours, the championship. This week there are more injuries that have role players stepping up into full workloads and more trends that bring to life favorable matchups that we need to exploit. It is in your best interest to start or sit the following players this week.

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Detroit Lions: 2018 Season Preview

Robby Messer | August 26th, 2018

With the preseason well underway and the opening kickoff not far away, we continue to take a look at teams in the NFC, which is always competitive. But after a bizarre 2017 (see Case Keenum leading the Vikings almost to the Super Bowl), teams may return to playing more according to their mean, which might not be good news for the team in today’s column, the Detroit Lions.

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Kerryon Johnson: Is He the Answer in Detroit?

Dominick Petrillo | July 20th, 2018

Let’s face it, whether it be Javid best, Theo Riddick or Ameer Abdullah, the Lions have not been able to find a running game since Barry Sanders left town. With Matthew Stafford behind center and an all-time great like Calvin Johnson out wide, this was masked in some sense. But now that Stafford is getting older, and Megatron is in the wind, the running game will become a more important component of the Detroit offense again. The player who the Lions are now counting on to give them a respectable running game is rookie Kerryon Johnson. The running back from Auburn who was the SEC offensive player of the year in 2017.

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