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Detroit Lions (4-9) at Arizona Cardinals (4-9)
One of the most powerful trends is known as the six and six trend. This says that teams that finish 6-10 or worse struggle to cover as favorites of 6 or more, going 23-64 ATS since 2002. The Lions are currently 4-9 and need to win out to finish better than 6-10 and even if they win this week, there’s no way they’ll win out against Atlanta and Chicago. Not only are they 6 point favorites here, they are 6 point favorites on the road. I know the Cardinals aren’t very good, but you kind of have to be not very good to be dogs of 6 or more against a team that’s going to finish 6-10 or worse, so this definitely applies in this situation, even after Arizona lost 58-0 last week.
In fact, the fact that the Cardinals lost 58-0 last week makes it more likely they’ll cover this week. Teams are undervalued, overlooked, and embarrassed in this situation. Teams are 41-21 ATS since 2002 off a loss of 35+. They’re definitely undervalued as the line has m...
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The Lions have not looked great at time this season, they have a great chance to get things straight this week.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season.
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.
The NFLs Misery Loves Company match-up of the week features the Detroit Lions against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.
Here are five storylines to follow:
By Sunday, it will be 42 days since the Lions last victory and a whopping 77 days for the Cardinals.
The Lions, on a five-game losing streak, havent won since Nov. 4, when they defeated Jacksonville to even their...
The Detroit Lions have had a very disappointing season, after finally reaching the NFL Playoffs last season. A repeat trip to the postseason is not in the cards, but that dos not mean that all is lost in the Motor City. They still have something – or someone – to play for over the final three games of the season.
Calvin Johnson is looking to accomplish something that no other...
One way or another, at least one of the NFL’s three longest losing streaks will come to an end on Sunday.
The Detroit Lions travel to Glendale, AZ, to face the Cardinals on Sunday, and to say these two teams have been slumping is an understatement. The Lions have lost five straight and the Cardinals started out 4-0 but have since fallen to 4-9.
Yes, that’s nine straight losses...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says he enjoys having his teammates pull for him as he tries to break Jerry Rice's single-season record for yards receiving.
The Lions don't have much else to root for this year.
Detroit has dropped five straight and will finish the season with a losing...
Cardinals Darnell Dockett has said he’s not sure if he’ll be with the team next season. Dockett was fined $200,000 for conduct detrimental to the team following an argument with teammate Kerry Rhodes during a loss to the New York Jets. When recently asked about the fie in an interview, Dockett had these comments: “It [...]
By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The slumping Detroit Lions are rallying around Calvin Johnson, hoping he breaks Jerry Rice's NFL record for yards receiving in a season.
"It's definitely something that I take joy in that my teammates are right behind me on this thing," Johnson said Thursday after catching footballs from a machine in a post-practice...
Lions' tight end Brandon Pettigrew (57-556) has a high-ankle sprain and is doubtful for Sunday's game. SOURCE: Detroit Free PressFantasy Spin:A high-ankle sprain is usually a four-week injury so Pettigrew could miss the rest of the regular season. Tony Scheffler is a sleeper tight end option for the semi-finals of the fantasy playoffs.
After seemingly getting healthy the past couple of weeks the Lions have once again hit the injury snag.
Heading into Week 15 the Lions look to be without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (shoulder) and Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) which could come to the delight of some Lions fans.
Safety Louis Delmas (knee) also enters the week questionable after having a limited practice Thursday and...
Tim Tebow hasn't been healthy enough to see the field for a month, yet New York Jets coach Rex Ryan insists Tebow remains the No. 2 quarterback. Meanwhile, Greg McElroy, Gang Green's third-stringer, is the only quarterback not named Mark Sanchez to run New York's offense in a regular season game this year. The healthy and capable McElroy replaced Sanchez in the second...