It is no world-shattering statement to say that this schedule has not been kind to Matthew Stafford and the 0-2 Detroit Lions. In week one, the Lions faced the 2008 top offense. In week two, the Lions faced the top rush defense from 2008 with two of their top playmakers, EJ Henderson and Madieu Williams, returning. Now the Lions face the Washington Redskins, easily the most beatable opponent before the Lions' week eight pillow fight with the St. Louis Rams. Take another look at the Lions' schedule. It's been a bear to Matthew Stafford and this offense in another way as well. Each week to start the season, this offense needs to retool the way it does things. Week oneùan emerging 4-3 defense with Jonathan Vilma, a tough stopper in the middle. Week twoùthe league's best Cover 2 ...
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