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5 things Lions must do to beat Colts

Five things the Detroit Lions (4-7) must do to beat the Indianapolis Colts (7-4) on Sunday at Ford Field.

 1. The defensive line must try to rattle rookie Colts quarterback Andrew Luck who has been sacked 26 times in first 11 games. He’s solid for a rookie, but he’s vulnerable.

2. Matthew Stafford and the offense must play like they did on Thanksgiving when they rolled up 525 total yards (419 passing). Also they scored 21 first-half points. No fumbles (looking at you Brandon Pettigrew) though.

 3. Get the ball to Calvin Johnson. He needs to average 118 yards per game to break Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record. He’s the best in the business and was red-hot the last four games averaging 158 yards per game.

4. Make wide receiver Titus Young inactive. Teach him a lesson. The offense played its best this season without him on Thanksgiving. Let it roll.

5. Play 60 minutes. It’s a cliche and it’s basic, but the Lions haven’t been able to do it, hence a 4-7 record.

 Prediction: Lions 24, Colts 14


Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMI. There's only one thing the Lions need to do to beat the Colts, just like any other game. Score more points.

2:45 AM 

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