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Hoping For The Best, But Expecting The Worst

The title of this blog post is part of the lyrics of the Alphaville song, “Forever Young,” and I feel as though it applies perfectly to rooting for the Detroit Lions. Inching closer to capturing their first division title in

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Colts Hand Vikings Worst Loss in Zimmer Era

Vikings Barroom Assistant Editor Drew Mahowald reacts to the worst Minnesota Vikings loss in the Mike Zimmer era. Oh yeah, that’s right. This was the worst performance in the Mike Zimmer era by the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were flat

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Detroit Lions vs New York Giants Week 15 Preview

The Detroit Lions try to protect their first place lead with a huge week 15 game at the Meadowlands versus the New York Giants. Here is our weekly Lions game preview. FUNDAMENTALS:  Opponent: New York Giants When: Sunday, Dec. 18,

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Aaron Rodgers Makes Case for MVP

After four straight losses and consecutive routs at the hands of the Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins how does any NFL quarterback remain confident? Well Aaron Rodgers is not just any NFL quarterback. The only thing he could think of

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Just How Good is Vikings DE Danielle Hunter?

Vikings Barroom Assistant Editor Drew Mahowald examines the quick start to the NFL career of Minnesota edge-rusher Danielle Hunter. Prior to the 2015 NFL Draft, the “raw talent” narrative surrounding current Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter was agreed upon

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Lions Win Is Beautiful In Its Own Ugly Way

The Detroit Lions win looked like a naked mole-rat. From the play of the offensive line to the defensive line’s poor pursuit on run plays (especially to the right side of the defense) to Matthew Stafford’s mediocre day throwing the

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Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears Week 14 Preview

The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears hold the longest-running annual series in the NFL. Both teams have met at least once a season since 1930. The Bears hold the series lead 97–71–5. FUNDAMENTALS: Opponent: Chicago Bears When: Sunday, Dec. 11, 1

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About the Detroit Lions: I’m Wrong Again

I’ve got to be honest. I didn’t expect things to work out this way. I had a plan for my blog ready to go in my brain. It was going to write itself. The Detroit Lions were going into the

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Blaming Bradford – Fair or Unfair?

The Minnesota Vikings’ losing virus (six of their last seven games) has their fans trying to find who is most responsible for the team’s vomit-inducing fall. Some are pointing the finger at quarterback Sam Bradford. The six-year veteran was acquired

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Aaron Rodgers vs Matthew Stafford – Who Is No. 1?

Recently Fox Sports provocateur Colin Cowherd pronounced Matthew Stafford as the best quarterback in the NFC North. Cowherd made the proclamation on his show, “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” heard on on Fox Sports Radio and seen on FS1. Matt

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