Detroit Lions: Three Bold Predictions for 2018
The 2017 Detroit Lions finished their season with a record of 9-7. Although that was a winning season they fired head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell had one of the highest winning percentages in the history of the Lions. The one question for Lions fans is when the team is going to win a playoff game. The last time they won was in the 90’s. Here are my 3 bold predictions for the 2018 Lions.
1. The Lions run game will have multiple 100 yards games
The Lions have had no much of a running game since Barry Sanders retired. This year the Lions seemed to lean towards power and speed to try to solve the problem they have. In the offseason, they acquired LeGarrette Blount who is a power running back. The past two seasons he has been on Super Bowl champion teams with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. They also have Kerryon Johnson who is their speed back. With the combination of these two, the Lions will use them to have multiple 100-yard rushing games in 2018.
2. Matt Patricia will be the biggest acquisition of the offseason
Matt Patricia comes from what many consider the best coaching minds on the planet in Bill Belichick. He had led the Pats too many Super Bowl wins as the defensive coordinator. He brings a wealth of knowledge that can help the Lions. The best part, he is taking on a winning team, not a losing one. Most coaches in his position are inheriting a mess, not a playoff team. He will lead the Loins to the promised land and to the playoffs.
3. Lions will make the playoffs and win a playoff game
The Lions have not won a playoff game since the 90’s. The last time they won a playoff game was 1992. With the additions that they have made they will make their first playoff appearance since 2012. They finished second in the division a year ago behind the Minnesota Vikings who lost to the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. The team proved that they did not need Calvin Johnson to have a winning season. They will have a tough time but they should be able to win most division games and have enough wins to make the playoffs.
The 2018 Detroit Lions will have some work to do after firing Jim Caldwell. The Lions fired him after he led them to a 9-7 record but just missed the playoffs. They will use the power and speed at the running back position. Matt Patricia will have a good first season as a head coach after coming over from the Patriots. He will use the skills that he got from Bill Belichick and lead the Lions to the playoffs. They will make it for the first time since 2012 and win a playoff game their first since 1992.
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