I’ve been doing some minor NFL-preparation when I’m not busy not posting at this website. And I’m worried. Aside from the AFC East, I think our NFC North is the toughest division in football. Chicago and Green Bay are probably the two teams behind the Giants that are most likely to rep in the Super Bowl, and Minnesota has a great defense and the best running back in football. And then there’s your Detroit Lions.

I’m going to give the percentage chance I think we have of winning each game:

Sunday, September 13 at New Orleans Saints: 15%
Sunday, September 20 MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 10%
Sunday, September 27 WASHINGTON REDSKINS 20%
Sunday, October 4 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field 5%
Sunday, October 11 PITTSBURGH STEELERS 5%
Sunday, October 18 at Green Bay Packers 5%
Sunday, October 25 ** BYE **
Sunday, November 1 ST. LOUIS RAMS 35%
Sunday, November 8 at Seattle Seahawks 30%
Sunday, November 15 at Minnesota Vikings 10%
Sunday, November 22 CLEVELAND BROWNS 45%
Thursday, November 26 GREEN BAY PACKERS 10%
Sunday, December 6 at Cincinnati Bengals 35%
Sunday, December 13 at Baltimore Ravens 5%
Sunday, December 20 ARIZONA CARDINALS 20%
Sunday, December 27 at San Francisco 49ers 35%
Sunday, January 3 CHICAGO BEARS Ford Field 5% (If the Bears need a win)

I think that Cleveland game is clearly our best chance for a win. Unfortunately, the three teams I’m most excited to play against (San Fran, Cincy, and Seattle) are all on the road, and two of those games are going three hours difference east to west. And maybe Seattle will be decent this year, who knows.

Anyway, what do you think? I love our new coach, and I think he helps us squeeze out a respectable four win increase over last season.

UPDATE: For some retro comedy, check out York and myself from last year’s “Millen Man March“:

I kind of skimmed that. Someone let me know if he made a racist remark or something.

York: My definitive prediction is a 9-7 record for the Lions in 2008.

I’m saying 7 and 9 and finally, FINALLY, the demise of Millen.

So I was half-right.


4 Responses to “Repeat?”

  1. matt Says:

    what do you think was the most depressing game last year? losing to the bears? titans on thanksgiving?(averaging 1.6 yds per carry for a total of about 23 yards)

    Most depressing loss this year: getting smoked by Favre in week 2 for around 300yds, 3 tds. Consequently, Joe starts raising cattle on the co-op front lawn and then resumes feeding on prime Black Angus Cheeseburgers for the rest of the year.

  2. zachary Says:

    our division is brutal. the bears will not be that good. the d is old. and cutler has no one to throw to. i can see the vikes being ok. well see about favre and his love of the INT. the packers will likely win the division. i would not be surprised if we finish above the bears. they do not impress me. we need out secondary to not suck for the whole year though, thats for sure.

  3. broseph Says:

    the bears and the vikings have the same offense: nobody to throw to, great running backs that will destroy any pitiful d-line like the lions. if the lions can get 5 INTS this year, 3 of those will come at the hands of favre. i can’t believe we have to play both participants in last year’s superbowl. you’d think if you went 0-16 you’d get to play a few high school squads and maybe one of the lingerie league teams.

    or the denver broncos. they will suck this year.

  4. indeedindeed Says:

    i don’t think AZ’s going to be that good. when’s the warner HGH scandal coming?

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