Students predictions on Lions chances

The last thing any sport loving person would be thinking, the Detroit Lions and successful, but after pulling out a week one win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lions have students at St. Clair County Community College excited for Lions football.

After a surprising start by the Detroit Lions, for the first time in a long time, the Lions are technically undefeated with a record of 1-0. Also, carried from last season is the winning streak of five games in a row. But does this mean Playoffs, or even the Super Bowl?

Josh Shaffer, a Sophomore at St. Clair County Community College from Memphis, has a strong prediction of his own. Shaffer said during his interview, “The Lions are going to make it to the playoffs for sure…as long as their quarterback, Calvin Johnson and Suh avoid any injuries they will make it to the playoffs.”

A bold prediction by Shaffer since the Detroit Lions have not made it to the playoffs since 1999, but none the less not impossible.

Also, in Shaffer’s statement, he talked about the key to making the playoffs is injuries. Many Lion fans understand that last year injuries played a big role at the quarterback.

Matthew Stafford, going into his third year as Detroit’s starting quarterback, had shoulder injuries twice last year, which took him out for the season. But Stafford is healthy for now and is playing well by throwing for over three hundred yards passing and three passing touchdowns.

On another note, another student at SC4 Richard Gilberg, from Lexington, still has his concerns. In his interview, Gilberg stated, “I predict that they are going to do better than last season.”

Gilberg also thinks the Lions have a chance to make it to the playoffs, but not for sure.

SC4 student, Richard Gilberg, sits at the College Center and shows his excitement for the Detroit Lions this year.   Photo Credit: Christian McGeachy

SC4 student, Richard Gilberg, sits at the College Center and shows his excitement for the Detroit Lions this year. Photo Credit: Christian McGeachy

Now, for my prediction. I believe that the Detroit Lions will do better this season, but only if they can stay healthy and play good defense. Stafford needs to stay in the games, and Nick Fairley and Suh need to shut down opposing offenses to get the big wins.

Shaffer’s predicted record for the Lions was 16-0, and Gilberg’s was 8-8. All I know is, that it’s good to have Detroit Lions on the right track with a week one victory and people excited for the rest of the season.

Christian McGeachy

Sports Editor

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