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This is where the Redskins can go a long way to showing they are for real or remind us they are still a work in progress. To be a good team, you have to beat inferior teams. This is probably the most lopsided in favor of the Redskins this year - on paper. The Lions wins have not been very impressive as the season unfolds (I know, the same can be said for the Redskins). But even the Browns looked like a little better match up when we played them.

They opened the season with a win over Indy - who looks really bad right now. They then lost 3 straight to TN, GB, and CH - not exactly a murders row of teams outside GB who is not playing very well right now either. Then they squeak by PH who are who we thought they are (yea, I went there), and then beat a Jeff Fisher coached Rams team - enough said on the Rams and the king of underachieving! When you look at the stats above, this should be an easy W.

However, one of the next steps this team needs to take is to put away bad teams early and get an easy W. I know my blood pressure would appreciate it! At least on paper, the Lions look like a bad team. But if they take them lightly, they will get beat. Let's see if the team can back up Swaggys talk (which BTW I wish he would keep his big mouth shut till the end of the season!)

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I went for a big win in the prediction thread, but one stat stands out as worrying,
Lions offense are third in converting 3rd downs, we're 30th in stopping them. I'm sure the D stopped the iggles quite a few times, so maybe we're improving (can't really do much worse).

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1 hour ago, London Kev said:


Lions offense are third in converting 3rd downs

If you think that's something, check the blog out every morning this week at 7am EST as there's two entries you're used to seeing (What to watch for & League Leaders) & two new entries that I haven't really tried here before. Those of you that really get into stats n stuff get ready to have your head spinning. :) 

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2 hours ago, London Kev said:

I went for a big win in the prediction thread, but one stat stands out as worrying,
Lions offense are third in converting 3rd downs, we're 30th in stopping them. I'm sure the D stopped the iggles quite a few times, so maybe we're improving (can't really do much worse).

 

Agree that's a little ominous. However, it goes both ways - we are 11th at converting 3rd downs and they are actually worse than us stopping at 32nd. Also, interestingly enough we are #1 in the NFL in offensive 3 and outs at 9.38 (6 of 64) where the Lions are 26th at 23% (13 of 56). Our Off should get some extra drives if our D continues to play like it has and we should be able to win the field position battle - in theory! ::ols:  

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