Detroit Lions: Best, Worst-Case Scenario For 2013 Season
The Detroit Lions are one of those teams that if the cards are right for them, they will turn heads. However, if they their cards are wrong, it’ll be another 4-12 season for Motown.
The best-case scenario is that rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah becomes a lean, mean sacking machine all year long and develops into a star despite how green he is at playing football. Ansah only started playing football in 2010 and reportedly didn’t even know how to put the pads on the correct way.
In addition, Calvin Johnson gets better and breaks his own receiving mark with over 2,000 yards receiving, and also breaks Marvin Harrison‘s receptions record with 150 catches. Finally, another key component in the best-case scenario is that the team’s newly-acquired running back group stays healthy for all 16 games and begins to torch the NFC North.
With everything going right, the Lions can win the NFC North and go 12-4.
That being said, here’s the worst-case scenario for the Lions: the sore knee of Johnson gets worse and eventually his ACL tears, taking him out for the rest of the year. The two closest receivers end up being tight end Brandon Pettigrew and backup running back Joquie Bell.
This would heavily impact quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s confidence he has looked somewhat lost without “Megatron” in the lineup even in the preseason. This Lions team without Johnson would likely go 3-13 and have the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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