The Lions vs Vikings was not blacked out. But is has been “timed out” for me thus far. After getting back into town later than anticipated on Sunday, Mrs.DF79 and I went and got a new entertainment center on Monday…
Which means instead of watching the game, I was hooking up cables, and moving electronics around so I couldn’t watch anything! I will definitely see the game by Wednesday evening so I can make some observations of my own.
In the meantime, I am really looking forward to seeing the game (even though I know they lose) based on the comments and what I have been reading! There is a great drive-by-drive breakdown again from Pride of Detroit. Ty at Lions in Winter also has his thoughts from being at the game. Of course, for lots of good thoughts on what happened, check out the comments on the game-day article here at Roar of the Lions.
Ernie Sims will be out for “at least a few weeks” which could be a double edged sword. While it does have the potential to hurt the Lions, it does give an opportunity for Dizon and Levy to show what they have with more playing time. I’m guessing Dizon gets the start as Levy has been working more inside, but Dizon’s play will, I think, determine how much time Levy sees in Sims’ spot. All ifseason we heard how great Dizon was coming along — now we get a chance to see how all that will translate come game day. I would also love to see Levy get some PT as well.
On a tangential Lions note, the Philadelphia defense — which in week one looked to have not lost a step, even with the loss of Jim Johnson — was shredded for 48 points by the Saints, who still look as though they can score at will against virtually any team. Greg Williams’ defense continues to give up near 30 points, but if your offense can score more than 40 per game, does it matter? I said last week, and I’m sure it will be repeated by different teams often throughout this season — this wasn’t the only defense that looked like a high school squad against Drew Brees and the Saints’ Offensive Juggernaut.