August 27, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to throw during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Ford Field.Detroit won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions haven’t quite done enough to make playoffs this year
Jamie Samuelsen – Detroit Free Press

The old saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

There’s not much beauty in assessing the fortunes of an NFL team, but the 2013 Detroit Lions appear to be one of those teams where their potential all depends on who is looking at them. Are they the 10-6 team that appeared to be on the rise in 2011? Or are they the 4-12 team that struggled to get the ball in the end zone in 2012?

It depends on who you ask.

Detroit Lions’ Louis Delmas recounts violent collision with Vikings’ Adrian Peterson
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Delmas recalled the first time he tried to tackle Peterson, on a play along the left sideline during his rookie season in 2009.

Peterson lowered his shoulder. Delmas lowered his.

Both went flying in a thunderous collision.

Why There’s No Need to Worry About the Detroit Lions Offense
Zach Kruse – Bleacher Report

Despite a preseason in which the Detroit Lions’ first-team offense was far from sharp, little reason exists for assuming the struggles of a unit missing key components in August will carry into the regular season.

In fact, there’s more evidence to suggest that the Lions are looking at a rebound on offense in 2013.

Detroit Lions QB Stafford comfortable heading into season opener
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Let’s get one thing out of the way.

Matthew Stafford, the Detroit Lions quarterback, works on his mechanics daily.

“I mean it’s something like I said earlier this offseason, I work on every time I go out on the field, practice field, game. I critique myself, I’m my own worst critic,’’ Stafford said. He paused, thought about what he had just said, then laughed and said maybe that is not the case.

He was referring to Ron Jaworski, ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback, who has blasted Stafford’s mechanics routinely.

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