Found January 05, 2012 on Football Nation:
Building off of their 5-0 start to the 2011 season, the Lions have held their playoff fate in their own hands most of the 2011 season. After some mid-season struggles the Lions prepare to begin their first trip to the playoffs since 1999 and also attempt to win their first postseason game since 1991 when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round 38-6. Here are questions they face as they prepare for Saturday evening’s playoff showcase game against the New Orleans Saints. 1. Will Ndamukong Suh make playoff opponents put the words TRIPLE team in their game plan? On New Year’s Eve Ndamukong Suh tweeted that his resolution was, “to make teams put the words TRIPLE team in their game plan!!!” This weekend would be a good start with Drew Brees as the opposing quarterback. In the week 13 game, Suh was serving the first of a two game suspension for his dance on the arm of Evan Dietrich-Smith. Rookie Nick Fairley picked up a sack filling in at defensive tackle for Suh that g...

Ndamukong Suh: 'I don't plan on anybody shooting out defense out'

The Saints and Lions have two of the four highest-scoring offenses in the NFL, but Suh wouldn't concede that Saturday's game is going to be a shoot-out.

Saints’ Evans: Suh does dirty things, but he’s a phenomenal player

When the Lions visited New Orleans during the regular season, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was back home in Oregon because he was suspended for his Thanksgiving stomp. So Saturday’s Lions-Saints playoff game will be the first time the Saints’ offensive linemen have blocked Suh. And what do they expect to see? Pretty much what everyone…

Saints' Jahri Evans eager for test against Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley

New Orleans Saints right guard Jahri Evans is a big fan of Ndamukong Suh's. But he also thinks the Lions' star defensive tackle is dirty and has hurt himself with overly aggressive play.

Saints OL Jahri Evans Says Ndamukong Suh is Dirty After the Whistle

Saints guard Jahri Evans is a Pro Bowl lineman preparing for his team’s Wild Card playoff game against the Lions Saturday. He has one of his toughest assignments of the season — protecting Drew Brees from Detroit’s rowdy defensive line led by Ndamukong Suh. Though Evans respects Suh, he recognizes the Lions lineman is dirty. “I think some things he does is dirty, after the...

The Detroit Lions Shock The World: Game 1

The stage is now set for the Detroit Lions to make an improbable run through the NFL Playoffs on their way to this city’s first World Title in 55 years. 55 Years. Exactly the number of years that Detroit has gone without a road playoff victory. If you’re gonna break a streak, why not do in style? Below is a preview by each DS360 Writer on how the Lions beat the Saints Saturday...

Matt Millen defends Ndamukong Suh, applauds Lions

Matt Millen thought the idea was laughable that Ndamukong Suh is dirty and that the Lions' defense is too aggressive. "Let me tell you something," Millen said during Tuesday night's Sugar Bowl at the Superdome. "There's 32 teams in the league. Call the other 31 and ask them if they want him. End of story."

Detroit vs. New Orleans: The Keys to a Saints Win

Saturday night’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints should have a familiar feel. It was only a month ago these two teams faced off in prime time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints come in as heavy favorites, but the Lions aren't likely to hand the game over. The Saints are hoping to repeat the results of the December meeting when they...

Wild Card Weekend: Lions at Saints

 New Orleans is hot right now having won eight of their last nine games including a 31-17 victory over the Lions on December 4th, but in comparison to that previous match-up, the 10-6 Lions that arrive in New Orleans today to square off against the 13-3 Saints will be healthier and better prepared.  The last time these two teams met, Detroit not only played poorly and undisciplined...

Detroit vs. New Orleans: Players To Watch

OK, LET’S KNOCK OUT THE OBVIOUS:   Despite the New Orleans Saints (13-3) having a stellar 8-0 record at home this season, the Detroit Lions (10-6)are banking to show the world they’re not just a “one-and-done” wild card contender, but eventual Super Bowl opponent. Detroit has won every game since losing to New Orleans except their heartbreaking 45-41 loss to Green Bay at...
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