Scanning the Savanna

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Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson may get all the headlines, but Week 1 again proved that there’s more to these Detroit Lions than a little skill-position excellence.

In subsequent drafts, the Lions built their defensive front with tackles Ndamukong Suh in 2010 and Nick Fairley, who slipped to 13th in the 2011 draft because of knee concerns. The Chiefs took safety Eric Berry in 2010 and reached for troubled wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin this year.

Who’s in better shape today?

You’d have to say the Lions.

I don’t know about you, but you can count me among the many folks who think the Chiefs have some serious problems they need to work out. Unfortunately for them, the Lions are a bad team to work them out against. The Lions look legit, and they should move to 2-0 when this one is all said and done.

Lions 31, Chiefs 17

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