Found November 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The great debate in football this week hasnt been whether the Detroit Lions can beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. Its whether a powerhouse college team, No. 1 Alabama, can beat the lowly, 1-6 Jags. The consensus is that Bama wouldnt have a chance, but its a different story for the Lions, who are 4-point favorites for Sundays game at Jacksonville. Here are five storylines to follow: Is this the week Matthew Stafford finally throws a touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson? Jacksonvilles secondary is beat up. Both starting cornerbacks are expected to miss the game. It could be the perfect scenario for Johnson to dominate, except for one thing -- he has been slowed by a knee injury himself lately. Madden Curse? Stafford and Johnson connected for 16 touchdowns last year, including nine in the first five games. So far this season, through seven games, theyve been shut out. Johnson has one TD, thrown by backup quarterback Shaun Hill. Teams arent going to let you do the same thing you di...
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