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Old 09-06-2017, 09:11 AM   #1
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Matt Stafford- 100+ QB Rating (106.5 QB rating)
Matt Stafford had a great season in 2016 until he injured his throwing hand. Stafford earned a 100.5 rating in the first 12 games and was playing like a MVP player. Stafford earned a contract and is now the league’s highest paid player. Stafford accomplished this despite no run game, the most drops in the league and a lack of short fields (only six all year which is worst in the league).

Matt is healthy once again, has even more weapons, an upgrade offensive line, an upgraded running game and an updated defense/return game to provide short fields.

Stafford will throw for 4,600 yards (8.0 YPA on 575 attempts) at 68% completion with 35 TDs and 8 interceptions.

4,600 yards would have been the 4th highest total in 2016. 575 attempts would have been 11th in 2016 and 8.0 YPA earns the 4th best YPA mark in the league from 2016. 35 TDS total would be 4th best in 2016 as well. The 106.5 rating equals the 3rd highest mark in 2016 and 68% completion would have been 4th best. Clearly, Stafford will be a top 3-4 QB in the league in 2017.
Stafford is an elite top 4 QB. He will show that with proper support in 2016 barring injury.



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Old 09-06-2017, 09:11 AM   #2
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Weapons- 4,600 yards and 35 TDs
I already predicted 4,600 yards and 35 TDs from Stafford. Let’s see how that is accumulated among the weapons. The Lions have plenty of good weapons to spread the ball around for 2017 with good RB and TE depth.
Golden Tate 1,000 yards and 5 TDS
Marvin Jones 900 yards and 8 TDs
Kenny Golladay 600 yards and 6 TDs
Theo Riddick 400 yards and 5 TDs
Eric Ebron 800 yards and 8 TDS
Ameer Abdullah 350 yards and 1 rec TD
TJ Jones 150 yards and 0 TDs
Michael Roberts 150 yard and 1 TD
Darren Fells 100 yards and 1 TDs
Zach Zenner 150 yards and 0 TDs
The Lions will spread the ball around with a plethora of weapons. Barring injury, this is the Lions best weapon collection they have ever had.
Bonus Prediction: The Lions will be in the middle of the pack in drops.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:12 AM   #3
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Run Game 1,803 yard and 13 rushing TDs
Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick both return from injuries to bolster the Lions run game.
Abdullah will have 175 carries at 4.6 YPC for 805 rushing yards.
Riddick will earn 4.0 YPC at 80 carries for 320 rushing yards.
Zach Zenner gets 4.0 YPC at 70 carries for 280 rushing yards.
Dwayne Washington will have 30 carries for 3.8 YPC for 114 yards rushing.
Stafford scrambles 35 times for 200 yards.
The Lions WRs get 12 carries at 7 YPC for 84 additional yards.
The total all the yards equals 1,803 yards for Detroit. 1,803 yards tallied the 12th best rushing attack in 2016. 402 carries is the 10th most in the league. 4.48 YPC is the 10th best in the league.
The Lions will tally 13 rushing TDS on the year.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:12 AM   #4
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Offensive Points Per Game. 28.9 PPG
Stafford tossed 35 TDS and the Lions rush for 13 TDS. Detroit gets 4 return/defensive TDs on the year. Prater nails 33 of 38 field attempts.
48 offensive TDS times 7=336 points
4 TDs times 7= 28 points
33 made field goals equals 99 points
Detroit scored 463 points in 2017 for 28.9 PPG. 28.9 PPG would have been good for 3rd best in the league in 2016.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:12 AM   #5
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Defense
Pass Rush- 35% Pressure and 42 Sacks
Detroit will get 35% pressure on drop backs. The Lions will notch 42 sacks in 2017 (42 sacks is 3rd in 2016).
Ziggy Ansah 12 sacks
Cornelius Washington 6 sacks
Ashawn Robinson 3 sacks
Haloti Ngata 2 sacks
Akeem Spence 1 sack
Armonty Bryant 5 sacks
Anthony Zettel/Valoaga 2 sacks each for 4 sacks total
LBs 4 sacks (2 Davis, 1 Whithead, 1 Williams)
DBs 4 sacks (2 Killebrew, 1 Wilson, 1 Quin or CB)
1 sack from rookie DT Jeremiah Ledbetter
Other Defensive Stats 20.4 PPG Defense (10th best)
Detroit will allow 3,800 yards with an 85.1 rating with 17 interceptions. The QB rating is good for 10th best in the league.
Lions allow 1,650 yards at 4.2 YPC in 2017 in rush defense which is average at 16th.
Finally, the Lions will allow 20.4 PPG which is 10th best in the league in 2016.
The Lions will have a top 10 defense (PPG) with the 10th best coverage, top 5 pass rush and average run defense. The Lions will force 28 turnovers which is 4th best in the league
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:13 AM   #6
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Record 11-5 (4-2 division)
Detroit will have the 3rd best offense and the 10th best defense with high turnovers forced (28). We should be expecting big things from Detroit at this point.
The Lions will earn an 11-5 record with a tough schedule (though plenty of home games against tougher teams). Detroit will be 6-3 in one score games and go 4-2 in the division. Detroit will start 5-3 and finish the season 6-2.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:40 AM   #7
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I'll play along

Stafford has a good year, similar to last year.

4300 yards, 28 TD, 14 INT and a QB rating around 95

Abdullah doesn't play a full season. 13 games and around 650-700 yards.

Tate has a big year, 95 catches for 1100 yards

Offense a little better than last year, but not much. 22-24 points per game.

Defense will be in the middle of the pack as far as yards and scoring. 20-22 points a game.

AZ - W
@NYG L
vs Atl - L
@ MN - L
vs Car - W
@ N.O. - L (50-50 game)
vs Pitt - L
@ GB - L
vs CLE - W
@ Chi - W
vs MN - W (50-50 game)
@ Bal - W
@ TB - L
sv Chi - W
vs GB - W (AR is benched)

8-8 or 9-7
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:25 PM   #8
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Lions will beat either Atl or Pit. Lions will win at New Orleans. 11-5 not 9-7


11-5 wins the NFC North for Detroit
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:26 PM   #9
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Lions 11-5
Vikings 10-6
Packers 8-8
Bears 7-9
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:32 PM   #10
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Lions will beat either Atl or Pit. Lions will win at New Orleans. 11-5 not 9-7


11-5 wins the NFC North for Detroit
u asked for our predictions....STUF
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