Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions Victory Edition

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Matthew Stafford has answered every question about his health and the readiness of his surgically repaired throwing shoulder through two exhibition games. The Lions’ running game, meanwhile, continues to pile up concerns.

Maybe it is a good idea the NFL didn’t reduce the preseason schedule to two games.

While the Detroit Lions moved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 30-28 win against the Cleveland Browns on Friday, it hardly was a winning effort by the Lions’ top units.

The final score doesn’t detract from Moore’s performance. He has stood out throughout training camp, and his production in the team’s second exhibition game of the year confirmed that he could be poised for a breakout year.

How does one follow up a more-than-good opening performance in the NFL preseason?

Throw three touchdown passes in the first half of the next game, that’s how.

A season-ending four-game winning streak at the end of a 6-10 campaign in 2010, however, has Lion fans a bit more optimistic about this season.

“I’m completely excited,” said Elliss. “I think they have a legitimate team that’s going to be pretty good. Our guys up front (on defense) are doing real well. I think the strength of this team will be in all three phases (offense, defense and special teams). I think (general manager) Mark Mayhew and coach (Jim Schwartz) have this team heading in the right direction. I honestly think the Super Bowl champ will come out of our (NFC North) division.”

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