Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/4/12
After practice and traveling to Jacksonville this week Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions already got familiar with with their opponents by acquiring WR Mike Thomas earlier in the week. A day after passing a physical the 5’8″ Thomas was already catching passes and fielding punts. If that gives you an idea of why he was traded for a 4th round pick another look inside to why Mayhew did this is the Lions rank dead last in kickoff return yards. As the Lions look to get back to .500 the 1-6 Jaguars are as much of trap game as the Lions could get. On paper Jacksonville doesn’t do anything well ranking last in the NFL in throwing the football. QB Blaine Gabbert has 1209 yards and 7 touchdowns with no real play making threat as Jag fans are disappointed in WR Justin Blackmon whom was thought to be the go to stud for Gabbert. Emerging however for the Jaguars is WR Cecil Shorts who is coming off a big week accumulating 20 catches for 400 yards thus far this season. Detroit’s offense shou...
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