In a follow-up to question one, ask your friend, “What are the chances that the Lions will be undefeated after this weekend?”
Which of the following two responses is closest to their answer?
“Stafford is playing SO well, Ameer is like lightning in a bottle, and you can’t STOP Ziggy Ansah, you can only hope to contain him! #somethingcheerific”
“Unless Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, receiver Julio Jones, and running backs Davonte Freeman and Tevin Coleman are ALL out celebrating Rosh Hashanah for the whole weekend, we’re in serious trouble.”
On the next page, I’ll give you my reaction to
I just saw that the Falcons are three-point favorites in Detroit this weekend. Now, I am not a gambling man, but that seems to say that people in Vegas believe that this is a fairly even match-up.
The only money football bet that I ever made was a five dollar bet with my old manager who thought that the Giants were going to kill the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. After the Ravens took care of business, I told him to keep his money but he wouldn’t.
I would make no such bet this week. I am hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
At Ford Field this Sunday, I want to feel more confident than I am. I have this nagging feeling that Atlanta will make us question our fandom, yet again. Even though I don’t think Stafford will lose games for us very often, he usually gets the blame when things don’t go right.
Graham Glasgow, who has been a bit shaky at left guard, may move over to center if Travis Swanson can’t go. I am nervous about the protection and running game with that left side of the line already being suspect; Greg Robinson looked pretty horrible for most of the Monday Night game.
Not only that, but rookie Jarrad Davis, who runs the defense, is likely out for more than this next game as he works his way back through the concussion protocol stages. Huge loss for us.