With their 14-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Lions fell to 5-9 on the season and their playoff hopes have been destroyed.
But, as you may have caught on to by now, I like to look for the silver lining in things and that is exactly how I will treat this loss.
So, let’s look towards the 2019 NFL Draft where our Lions, according to Tankathon.com, now hold the No. 7 spot.
Here is a look at the top 20 of the draft order through Sunday’s games.
As you can see from the standings above, the Lions draft slot is FAR from being locked in as they are just a single game out of the No. 3 and No. 13 position.
Nation, will you be rooting for or against the Detroit Lions in their final two games of the season? I’ll be rooting them to win because that is how I roll, but if they lose…SILVER LINING!
WATCH: Peyton Manning calls out weakness of Detroit Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford
Whether you are a Matthew Stafford supporter or a Matthew Stafford hater, you probably agree that he is not having a very good season up to this point with the Detroit Lions.
Sure, the offensive line has been banged up, his receivers do not get separation, and Jim Bob Cooter could not play call his way out of a paper bag, but Stafford has also been part of the problem.
In his most recent analysis video, former 14-time Pro Bowl quarterback Peyton Manning pointed out one of Stafford’s biggest weaknesses, staring down his receivers rather than looking in other directions first.
“As a quarterback, believe it or not, we need to use our eyes to look off defensive linemen and pass rushers,” he said. “Don’t stare at the receiver because then the pass rushers know where you’re going to go. So look off. Even though if you know you’re gonna throw it out there to the right and to the flat, look left to start, or look down the middle. Don’t let those defensive linemen know where you’re going.”
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