Here Come the Detroit Lions Predictions

Fans are expecting a lot, what is a beat writer expecting from this team? Lions beat writer Tom Kowalski put out his official prediction for the Lions’ 2011 season this afternoon on the Sean, Terp and Killer show and set the bar at 8-8.

While it might be easy to label Killer a “hater”, he did say they will be a lot of fun to watch and that they will be in every game they play but gave the following three reasons for limiting his prediction to eight wins:

  • The division they are in is very good.
  • The Schedule is “brutal”
  • Been burned before, needs to see it before predicting it

I think all three points of reservation are fair. There are a number of factors that go in to a team’s final record. The Lions roster may very well be capable of a double-digit win season with some other schedule but the truth is that the beginning and end of the schedule they have been handed doesn’t lend itself for that kind of season.

My prediction would probably be more like 9-7 but I acknowledge that 8-8 would be more probable than 10-6. Feel free to leave your own prediction as a comment.

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  • JasonLees

    9-7 sounds about right to me as well, even more so with the tulloch/wright signings. ppl say the division is tough I would have to disagree. here is my thoughts

    Packers – coming off SB win, and now actually have there players healthy, they will be good but how many teams actually make it back to the postseason after winning the SB other than the patriots. Very tough road for them.

    Vikings – They have taking steps back, signing mcnabb is a smokescreen for a rebuilding year, they lost most of there D-line and allen might be going downhill showing from his numbers last year. Losing there best reciever in rice doesnt help either.

    Bears – Seem to be collecting all the scrap detroit got rid of, martz marinelli now roy williams. they lost there team leader in olin kruetz and there locker room is already falling apart. cutler is going to be sacked 2x as much as he did this year.

    Lions seem to be in a good place right now with this division where it is at. 9-7 wild card playoff spot

  • northpole1


    9-7 seems to be where my head is at as well. A low of 8-8. Outside shot at 10-6.

    Thing is, they have the core groups returning on both sides of the ball and the special teams are solid if not spectacular.

    I know this sounds cliche, but if Stafford remains healthy and our running game is made to be respected….the offense will be extremely dangerous and possibly prolific. Defense, 1 that teams definitely have to gameplan for and fear.

    I look at DVD’s I have from last season and look at the push our front 4 got….the number of sacks/pressures/hurries with a below average LB group and secondary….and I look at what we have improved with now ….*on paper*.

    Then I look at our division and I can’t help but think our front 7 D is salivating….Hehehe

  • Gym Shortz

    I see them as 10-5, going into the final game on new years day @GB, which could or could not be for the division, depending on the packers record. Their offseason acquisitions have definitely placed them ahead of the Vikes and Bears, whom they were about on par with had the lions been injury-free. Its apparent that the lions schedule is being perceived as difficult. Outside of 4 games, I don’t really see where all the fuss is coming from. @NO, ATL, GB and @GB are seemingly un-winnable. @TB, KC @Mn @Dal, SF, Chi(MNF) Car, @Den, @Chi, Mn, @Oak and SD(xmas eve) should all be wins, I’ll assume they drop 2 in these, getting a 10-6 mark, but missing the playoffs because I believe the NFC South and East will field playoff teams.

  • quarter2midnite

    Short & Sweet……everyone’s hung up on numbers. The LIONS will win the division and a play-off game this year. Keep this for later so you can say Q2M told ya first!