Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
KCP - Kentavious Caldwell Pope
WAR - Wins Above Replacement
FIP - Fielding Independent Pitching
LD% - Line Drive Percentage.
LOOGY - Left Handed One Out Guy
B/S - Batman/Superman
- Is Joseph Fauria so poorly picking up the offense, or is his blocking so atrocious that he can’t get on the field? He played just 9 of 67 offensive snaps Sunday. Unless it’s he’s just eagerly dressed as a zombie for Halloween, it’s getting more and more difficult to watch what’s left of Tony Scheffler try to compete.
- Deandre Levy with 14 tackles, 3 for a loss and a pass defensed at the line of scrimmage is having himself a fine year. He’s made more impactful plays in five games, than maybe the whole linebacking core did all of 2012.
- Sam Martin with another day of over 50 yards a kick, which led to just 14 yards on 4 returns by the dangerous Packer punt return game. Martin also didn’t allow a kickoff return.
- I’ve always believed this, but it needs to be repeated: Chris Houston, bless him for staying when he could’ve bolted in free agency, is the Lions top corner, but he’s not a top corner, got it?
When the Lions take their 30,000 foot view of this heading back to Detroit, without Johnson and Burleson, on the road in their own house of horrible history, the Packers coming off a bye and nearly desperate to stay in the NFC North race, the Lions kept this game pretty darn competitive. Rodgers was eventually going to find some holes in a defense that was tasked with too much because of little offensive cooperation. But by no means is this a loss that should doom the Lions into poor spirits. If there’s a next time in 2013 (’14 actually, since it’d be January), the Lions should be confident they can compete in Lambeau. The quarterback needs to elevate his game though – that’s likely the key to doing more than JUST getting to the playoffs.