Scanning the Savanna

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One could argue, much to Arian Foster’s dismay, that the stat/fantasy value of a player is way more important to fans these days than the person who is putting up the numbers. It’s a faceless league right now. And that’s why Calvin Johnson is the perfect face for it.

For two quarters last weekend, the Detroit Lions looked like the team that set so many standards for NFL futility.

Although they rallied to beat Minnesota, the Lions head into Sunday’s matchup at Dallas with one clear area of concern. Their offensive line allowed five sacks against the Vikings, and Detroit again struggled to run the ball.

Detroit is ready for some football! For the first time in more than a decade, the Detroit Lions will play a Monday night home game, and WXYZ-TV will be the place to catch all the action. The Detroit Lions will take on the Chicago Bears on Monday, October 10th at 8:30 p.m. and WXYZ will broadcast the game live from Ford Field in downtown Detroit.

I think it’s notable that very early in the NFC North season, we have two receivers on pace to eclipse the 40-catch plateau in Titus Young of the Detroit Lions and Dane Sanzenbacher of the Chicago Bears.

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