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  • Week 17: Detroit @ Green Bay

    Prediction Time . . .

    Green Bay 151
    Detroit 2

    Favre is gonna throw for 18 touchdowns before he is pulled at halftime.


    Ok, Ok, seriously now . . .

    Green Bay 35
    Detroit 20
    R.I.P. L.E.F.
    "I am the one who knocks!"

  • #2
    we should win this game. GB has nothing to play for and we will be playing backups after the 1st quarter.

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    • #3
      And, if we win and Minn loses to Den (on Colorado), we finish 2nd in the NFC North.
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      • #4
        I hope we lose. Sorry.

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        • #5
          8-8 or better draft position? Which one is better for the team moving forward?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scotty D View Post
            8-8 or better draft position? Which one is better for the team moving forward?
            With how much hype the Vikings got recently, finishing 2nd in the NFC North would be a HUGE confidence boost (not to mention it would be a .500 season... the first non-losing season in how many years?!). I'd rather win.
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            • #7
              I don't think you could say we backed into an 8-8 record either. I mean I guess we would by beating GB, but losing to Dallas was practically a fluke. Hanson misses a 35 yarder at home? Lenon can't drop on a fumble, and it goes RIGHT to a Cowboys lineman already on the ground? It was discussed to death, but the point is we outplayed the Cowboys that day (and the Cowboys didn't even play poorly) and had the win if any 1 of a few stupid things hadn't happened.

              And that's not even taking into account how our defense, which is supposed to be so horrible, kept us in the games at Arizona, New York, and even the first GB, and only our putrid offensive performance in that 3-game stretch caused us to lose them all.

              I'll just be pissed if after beating GB we have to hear the "we weren't really 8-8 blah blah" crap all offseason.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lions WMD View Post
                I hope we lose. Sorry.
                I hope we lose by 50.
                R.I.P. L.E.F.
                "I am the one who knocks!"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scotty D View Post
                  8-8 or better draft position? Which one is better for the team moving forward?
                  8-8 by far.

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                  • #10
                    6-10 or 8-8 doesn't matter......The team needs are still the same and Martz needs to go. The only thing 8-8 will do is make Millen feel vindicated.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bootland27 View Post
                      6-10 or 8-8 doesn't matter......The team needs are still the same and Martz needs to go. The only thing 8-8 will do is make Millen feel vindicated.
                      It also gives the players more confidence going into next year. After going 0-6 I'd MUCH, MUCH rather finish the season on a 2-game winning streak than I would with a loss in the last game of the season. If our record is 7-9 or 8-8, it won't make the difference between Martz staying or him going. His future is going to be the same, regardless of what our final record is at this point. To steal a quote from Herm Edwards, "You play to win the game." I want the Lions to win every single game they play.

                      I could care less about draft position, especially because Millen has had 7 1st Round picks (not counting Calvin, because it's too early to judge him) and has only made 3 good selections (R. Williams, K. Jones, E. Sims). Considering that Sims was basically Marinelli's pick, I can only really give him credit for Williams and Jones. Right now the highest we can pick is #19 and the lowest we can pick is #13. The difference between 3-6 draft spots is NOT worth a win.

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                      • #12
                        its the time to quit playing for draft position. we need to win because we are loosing our own players on this team. Morale is way down and people want to leave. Going 8-8 is a good step for us and will give us somthing to improve upon. It will help us with FAs and it will actually show improvement rather then just another loosing season. We need to play to win every game not wry about a few draft spots

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by detroit4life View Post
                          its the time to quit playing for draft position. we need to win because we are loosing our own players on this team. Morale is way down and people want to leave. Going 8-8 is a good step for us and will give us somthing to improve upon. It will help us with FAs and it will actually show improvement rather then just another loosing season. We need to play to win every game not wry about a few draft spots
                          Yep. You look at 8-8... and the Dallas game... and can see how close we were to contending for a playoff spot. I'd much rather give our players (and possible FAs) hope for the future than move up 5-8 spots.
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                          • #14
                            it would help us more in contract negotiating too if we were a .500 team

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by detroit4life View Post
                              it would help us more in contract negotiating too if we were a .500 team
                              Yep... it'll help encourage a player like Faneca to look this way (please?)...
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