Statistically, the Lions are bad across the board, allowing almost 400 yards a game while sputtering on offense, ranked 27th in the NFL.
Please save your predictions for our Staff Picks article that will be posted on Saturday. Let’s face it, after this season, many teams will be bidding for him as their head coach. Regardless, they need more push from Haloti Ngata and their defensive front.
2014 data is gone. But the fact of the matter is could you stop it because they could execute it so well. You don’t even have object permanence yet, do you, chart?
On many snaps, the Lions call two plays and Stafford has the chance to check to the second option after surveying the defense. This would be a great week to do it as the Lions egos surely have to be bruised, and nothing would be more demoralizing than falling behind early in Seattle on prime time where the crowd will be roaring.
“I just haven’t had much of an opportunity to do anything”. Seems pretty bad, right? Their defense has faced the fewest passes through three weeks, and their statistics are all over the place.
“Sometimes it just happens that way”, he said.
“When you’re in the game as long as he’s been in it and know it from our vantage point, that’s why everybody studies, ” Caldwell said.
Advantage: Seahawks +0.5. Remember, we used it a lot when we would watch the play calling of Scott Linehan as our offensive coordinator?
Seattle found the win column last week with a 26-0 victory over Chicago, but that hardly eased concerns about the offense. This is as ugly as a three-columned chart gets. “But listen, fixing the running game is real”. He is great at improvising, which he showed last week against the Bears. Contrast that with the second half, where the Seahawks are averaging 18.3 points and 225.7 yards. Most of his receptions were Jimmy Graham, who was going through his doubts after a disappointing performance in the week prior to this game. He will be the Lions’ workhorse on Monday. It’s really that simple, it comes down to making plays. Again, Stafford only reached 282 passing yards and is still not playing at the level people expect him to be. His stat lines for each game this season are almost identical. “Overall Seattle ranks 24th in the league in third-down efficiency at 36.4 percent”. For all three weeks, the opposing quarterback saw varying degrees of success against Detroit. I’m 2-1 on the season.
Verrett to Xavier Rhodes to Aqib Talib, This week, they’ll get maybe the best in Seattle’s Richard Sherman. I participated in a live game blog with several “fans” of the team on a local media site. He won’t torch the Lions, but he’ll manage a decent game. “We’ve got to get back to that which I think we can do”. “I’m not doing a very good job with these guys right now”. S Glover Quin had interception last week and has picked off pass in six of past nine games dating back to last season. When Avril played in Detroit, he was asked to rush from just one side of the defense, as is common in many 4-3 systems. Is this the real Caldwell, or is this just an aberration?
The visiting Detroiters are looking like an only slightly improved version of the Bears, so the Seahawks may well find themselves on the winning end with yet-another less-than-perfect defensive effort.
Why was he so much better in Detroit? Trying to not be the reason why (they were losing).
CenturyLink Field. Perhaps you’ve heard of Seattle’s incredible home-field advantage or their rowdy, 12th-man fanbase. If he can’t go, or is limited in any way Monday night, who does Seattle turn to and how does it affect their offense?