Let me make a confession about the Lions.
They have to show me. That is why the debate rages whether the Lions have a good defense despite being statistically the best defense in the league.
My fuzzy numbers show they are even though Sunday’s home game against the New Orleans Saints should be the toughest test to date. In four of six games the Lions have held teams below their league average in total offense and scoring.
The Lions are giving up 281 yards of total offense per game and 13.6 points. Their opponents are averaging 334.2 yards of total offense and 22.7 points a game against the rest of the league. Although none of the teams are top 10 offenses Green Bay would definitely be one if the Packers had not faced the Lions.
This is just a little food for thought as the Lions face Drew Brees and the Saints.
Here is the breakdown.
GIANTS VS LIONS 197 yards, 14 points.
GIANTS VS NFL: 356 yards per game , 23.8 points
PACKERS VS LIONS: 223 yards, 7 points
PACKERS VS NFL: 338 yards, 30.6 points
CAROLINA VS LIONS: 313 yards, 24 points
CAROLINA VS NFL: 349 yards, 23.3 points
JETS VS LIONS: 360 yards, 17 points
JETS VS NFL: 312 yards, 17.4 points
VIKINGS VS LIONS: 255 yards, 3 points
VIKINGS VS NFL: 326 yards, 20.6 points
BILLS VS LIONS: 343 yards, 17 points
BILLS VS NFL: 323.8 yards, 20.2 points