Week 7 – Falcons at Lions

The Lions find themselves in a surprisingly new situation : trying to bounce back after a loss, right after another new situation of trying to match the intensity of their first Monday night game in over a decade. It was a loss that should not have happened, but a loss none the less. This is the NFL where teams lose games they should have won, and win games they should not have won, any given Sunday.

The Lions suffered some adversity this past week when it was revealed that Jahvid Best suffered another concussion, and will miss at least 1 game. To make matters worse, the trade that dealt Jerome Harrison to the eagles in exchange for Ronnie Brown, was voided due to Harrison having a brain tumor. I wish all the best to Harrison for a quick recovery. So now your starters for this week are Maurice Morris and Kieland Williams. Morris performed solidly in his fill in duties for Best the last 4 games of 2010. Morris may not posses the home run speed of Best, but is a solid hole hitting back who will average 3 to 4 yards a carry. Williams is similar to Leshoure in size an speed, but has not gotten the opportunity in the NFL to show of he can compete. Look for the Lions to try to get these 2 going early. If they can get anything going in the run game, that should help Stafford pick apart the Falcons secondary.
Also, watch the defensive front to try to rattle the Falcons’ Matty Ice, another trouble area for the Falcons in 2011.

My pick :
Lions 30 falcons 20.

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