The Lions are a top five offense and a top 10 defense. But they are 1-3. They are at the bottom on punt coverage and kick coverage. Come on Bobby April and Special Teams. Eagles rank 28 in punt returns and 30 in kick off returns. We must be able to exploit that element.
Come on defense. Currently ranked 28th in sacks (7). I wonder how the Eagles will deal with Megatron. Nnamdi hasn't shown lockdown skills recently. Can you also picture the 6' 5" Megatron lined up against the 5' 9" Boykin?
Come on offense. Which Vick will show up? What game plan will be put in place? Will we hear the 'McCoy' phrase whispered as Lesean breaks some ankles on a number of runs.
Come on special teams. The Lions have allowed a punt return and kick off return for a touchdown in each of their two previous games.
I'm hoping we run more. Keep Stafford and Megatron off the field more. Get at least two turnovers on defense. The Eagles record going into the bye week isn't overwhelming but I'm hoping that changes.
I think the game will be tough. Eagles get back to winning on their last drive. Eagles 24, Lions 20.
(Secretly hoping for a blowout win. Eagles 31, Lions 13)