A game-by-game prediction of the Detroit Lions’ 2018 season

No guessing who would lead the Cubs in homers or which starter might get the most Cy Young votes. Either way the team needs at least one more playoff reliable reliever. Maddon gave Baez the starting job, and he delivered an All-Star first half. With an excellent 1. Once back inside the comfort of a dome, the Lions have will face a must-win game against the Purple People Eaters. Sign up to get your own personalized Reddit experience!

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I also know this will be an outdoor game in December. As much as I want this game, the Lions have never given me a reason to trust them in the weather. Especially against the Lions. They lose and put their playoff hopes further out of reach at Once back inside the comfort of a dome, the Lions have will face a must-win game against the Purple People Eaters.

The Lions play better when behind, so I expect Minnesota to come out swinging. The Lions pump up the home crowd, setting up another winner-take-all battle with the Pack. Here we go again. Per usual, the Packers and Lions will meet on the final day of the regular season to decide the wild card team of the NFC North. Even with their new players, Green Bay will have the same record as Detroit this year.

It will be a much more even matchup even with Rodgers back. The weather will very cold but most likely dry. It is time for Matthew Stafford to put on some gloves and prove to everyone he is the leader that can take this franchise to the promise land. If there ever were a situation to ball out, this would be it.

Matt Patricia wins a historic game, putting the Lions in the playoffs in his first year with a record. Communication student at Western Carolina University. The art of language and writing drive me. Most of all, go Cats! I hope everything that you mentioned here happens except for the loss to the Bills lol. Im still upset about the last loss we had to them.

As long as Heyward avoids injury, his increased bat speed and confidence at the plate should remain consistent. This will make him a quality top-of-the-order weapon, especially against elite power pitcher who he hits well above the league average. But the carrot-and-stick routine only works for so long until friction develops. Would Maddon give him the full-time second base job? Would Baez seize that opportunity and control his overconfidence that often causes poor fielding and plate discipline to creep back?

And — worst case scenario — if Maddon needed to bring back the carrot and stick, would Baez become a resentful, brooding clubhouse presence? Maddon gave Baez the starting job, and he delivered an All-Star first half. Heading into , Hendricks had an ace reputation but had yet to shoulder an ace workload of plus innings. A big challenge has been opposing hitters successfully running up his pitch counts, leading to early exits.

The chart to the right shows this. But to log more innings, ease bullpen workloads, and hand more leads directly to back-end relievers, Hendricks needed to make his own adjustment to get more outs earlier in counts, as detailed in this May piece. With an excellent 1. Though maintaining an oddly low 3.

Thus his WHIP skyrocketed to 1. Good news is Hendricks has traditionally been a better second-half pitcher. Log in or sign up in seconds. Submit a new link. Submit a new text post. If you haven't visited before, please stop by our wiki to read our rules and FAQ before posting. All game times are Eastern.

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