The Detroit Lions travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns, and try to avenge a very ugly loss to that team in the pre-season. These teams see each other a lot due to their locations, and the fact that they play every pre-season against one another. However, these are two 3-2 teams that have a lot of questions about them. Both of these teams need the win, but we could argue that the Lions need it a little more as they look to avoid any lengthy losing streaks that have plagued prior seasons.
With that said let us take a look at a few key points for the Lions:
- Calvin Johnson- It looks like Calvin will start. He needs to be effective even if only as a decoy. Scott Linehan has got to do a better job game planning and coming up with solid attacks that score point early.
- Suh's maturity- When Ndamukong Suh is a leader, is in control of his emotions he is very effective and disrupts opposing offenses. When he is not he is a liability to this team. He has to realize the corner his actions have painted him into and go out and simply do his job with out all the extra nonsense.
- The Secondary- This is going to be an issue all year and the Lions need the secondary to play well. The injury report says all the major players will play and they will need to be effective
- Matthew Stafford- he needs to be sharper than he has been in the last few games. He needs to be a leader and he needs to take the reigns of this offense and go out and execute.