Tale of two franchises: Motor City vs. Kansas City

In 2008 the Lions were a historic 0-16 while the Chiefs were an abysmal 2-14. Both franchises overhauled their organization from top to bottom. Three years later let's take a look at the state of the two franchises

O-Line- The Lions has a mixed group of vets and youngsters and hold up well while the Chiefs continue to get inconsistent play from this group-advantage Lions

QB- The Lions have a franchise QB in Stafford while the Chiefs have Cassel (yeah I hope Orton is offered a chance to stay but doubt Pioli wants him breathing down Cassel's neck). Advantage Lions

RBs- The Lions are thin at this position and lost their best RB and the Chiefs are getting decent performances from the backs they have and a healthy Charles makes this a slam dunk advantage Chiefs

WR's Calvin Johnson vs. Dwayne (I can drop a crucial pass as well as anyone) Bowe. I do think Breaston is good, Baldwin has been a non-factor Advantage Lions

D-line Suh and company vs. Tyson Jackson and company...enough said. The Lions are deep up front-- Advantage Lions

LB's a solid position for the Lions, a great position for the Chiefs- DJ and Tamba are tough to beat--advantage Chiefs

DBacks- The Lions are suspect due to injuries, Brandon squared gives the Chiefs the advantage here though our current depth is not good--advantage Chiefs (provided they are able to resign CARR)

Special Teams- The Lions coverage units are superior as are their return units. Succop has been good and Colquit is a stud. Still what I saw today gives the advantage to the Lions

Coaching- The Chiefs will be on at least their second if not their third coach come mid-Jan and have had a lot of turnover the last three years--advantage Lions

GM- Pioli gets crushed here as the amount of depth the Lions have built and the club they have put together in 3 years far exceeds what Pioli has done--advantage Lions

Love it or hate it, here is my opinion.

I hope the Chiefs sign Carr this week to a deal.


This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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