Heading into Sunday, we already knew that the Detroit Lions would be without offensive guard T.J. Lang, but the hope was that both Ezekiel Ansah and LeGarrette Blount, who were both listed as questionable, would be ready to suit up.
Unfortunately, for the Lions and their fans, that hope came only halfway true.
The Lions have released their Inactive List for today’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers and Ezekiel Ansah will be out for the game. Joining Ansah on the list is running back Ameer Abdullah, who was also inactive in Week 1.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 16, 2018
Predicting the Detroit Lions remaining 15 games
After crapping the bed at Ford Field against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, the Detroit Lions are all of a sudden in the crosshairs of many of their fans. Some want offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter fired, others are saying new head coach Matt Patricia has already lost the team, and many have already turned their thoughts to the 2019 NFL Draft. Hell, look through social media, there is even talk about whether or not the Lions should move on from Matthew Stafford!!!
Now, I am not going to lie, my faith in the Lions (I originally picked them to win 10 games) has definitely taken a shot to the gut but to jump the gun and call for drastic action to be taken after one week. That is just moronic. That being said, I am not handing out free passes either. The Lions looked like horse shit in Week 1 and that has to change quickly if they want to make something out of the 2018 season.
The bottom line is that Detroit does not have a great roster. I still believe in the offense (if healthy) but the defense may be one of the worst in the NFL. Matthew Stafford was awful in Week 1 but he will bounce back and win games for the Lions as the season goes along.
So, with Week 1 in the books, let’s take a look at how I (MY OPINION ONLY) believe the team will fare for their remaining 15 games.
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