Against the Vile Steve Skojec's Giants, no less.
I have no clear sense of how the Lions are going to surprise and break my scarred heart this year, but they'll no doubt find a way.
I think Jim Caldwell is a decent coach, and probably a sensible change to a steadier hand after the manic Jim Schwartz, who really couldn't find a stable mood for the team.
This is a *good* thing, and will be better for the team overall. I like the fact he sounds like "Spock on Football."
They're going to need it, I'm afraid--because I can't see this team doing better than 9-7, with a lot of ups-and-downs. The defense has too many question marks and I'm not sure how Stafford is going to do after last year's miserable passing record down the stretch. Also, I'm worried about Megatron's mileage. He's an Olympian god among men, but he has taken a beating.
So, put me down for somewhere in the 7-9 to 9-7 range. Next year will be Caldwell's first on the hot seat.