Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview-Week 5 Edition

A light edition of Ryan’s Lion’s Betting Preview this week. I finally got off the schneid–correctly picking the Lions to cover the spread against the Cowboys. Unfortunately, the cover came at the expense of losing the total, as the Lions touchdown with 2:17 left in the fourth quarter pushed the game total over 44. So, … Read more

Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview-Week 4 Edition

The 1972 Miami Dolphins. The 2018 Cleveland Browns. The 2008 Detroit Lions. All three teams had an “unblemished” record, with a zero on one side of the win/loss column. I’m well on my way to a “perfect record” of sorts here as I’m now 0-3 in my predictions of the Lions games in respect to … Read more

Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview Week 3 Edition

After being blown out by the Jets on Monday Night Football at home in the season opener, the Lions rebounded (sort of) when they only just barely lost on the road to the 49ers in week 2. Sitting at 0-2 on the season, the Lions are 1-1 against the spread after a late “back door … Read more

Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview-Week 2

Well, THAT was ugly. Even though my wagering selections went 3-1 for the opening weekend of NFL games, the way the Lions played on Monday night sure did tarnish the early start. The Lions quickly took a 7-0 lead against the visiting Jets, but were then blown out of their own building in a nationally-televised … Read more

New York Jets at Detroit Lions – Week 1 Preview

With sports betting becoming legal in an increasing number of states, more and more Americans will give football betting a try as their state allows it. For each Lions matchup this season, I will provide my analysis as well as pick both a “side” and “total” for the game, using the consensus Las Vegas betting … Read more

Have some fun with the Lions vs Packers broadcast

Nearly every Lions fan knows that Detroit hasn’t won in Wisconsin since December 15, 1991. You can be sure that Fox play-by-play man Joe Buck and color commentator Troy Aikman will mention it–early and often. And you know the inevitable graphic will be displayed showing how much a gallon of gas went for in 1991, … Read more

History dictates Jim Caldwell will finish season as Lions coach

  [tps_header] Although it’s not without precedence for the Detroit Lions to make head coaching changes mid-season, most coaching changes occur in the off-season. Detroit doesn’t fire many head coaches mid-stream. Jim Caldwell will more than likely remain at the helm until shortly after the season finale–but make no mistake, he’ll be gone before the … Read more

DSN College Picks: Week 10

With nine weeks in the books, DSN writer/editor Don Drysdale continues to lead the College picks contest with an overall record of 51-38-1 against the spread. With the “Young Gun” Alex Muller and the “Tall Guy” Carl Poposki breathing down Drysdale’s back, it should be a great battle down to the end! Will the Spartans … Read more

Lions players speak about the coaching change

The Detroit Lions players aren’t expecting their offense to be vastly different this week from last. After a bit of house cleaning, where offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was fired  along with two offensive line coaches, quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter was named as his replacement. The Lions then traveled to London for this week’s game against … Read more

Detroit Lions: Getting to know Jim Bob Cooter

On Monday, the Detroit Lions fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn, and assistant offensive line coach Terry Heffernan. The moves left a need for head coach Jim Caldwell to promote former quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter to offensive coordinator. Cooter, 31, will take over play-calling duties. But who is Jim Bob … Read more

Jim Caldwell just doesn’t get it

Two weeks ago, I was kind in assessing that Lions head coach Jim Caldwell seemed unsure why his team was playing so poorly when he blamed the Lions loss to the Arizona Cardinals on turnovers, and not the root cause of those turnovers–the putrid offensive line play. After Sunday’s post-game press conference, it’s tough to be … Read more

Adrian Peterson to Golden Tate: ‘Suck it up’

The beauty of division play in the NFL is that you get to face each team in your division twice each season. Golden Tate thought the Minnesota Vikings‘ Week 2 game against the Detroit Lions involved some dirty play: “There were a few plays out there that were clear violations of this game…There were a … Read more

One thing is for sure, Jim Caldwell is unsure

Like many fans of the Detroit Lions, head coach Jim Caldwell didn’t envision this team playing so poorly to start the season. However, unlike most anybody with a decent “football IQ”, Caldwell isn’t sure that his offense (specifically the putrid offensive line play) is the reason that Detroit is 0-5. As for the latest loss, at home … Read more

Local sports bar to pay the tab if Lions win tonight

Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar is offering quite a promotion tonight–food and drinks are ‘on the house’ should the Detroit Lions beat the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Owner Steve Mallie wants his bar to be buzzing with excitement during the Lions game, and this is one way to help assure it to happen. … Read more