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.