The Red Wings are playing very well defensively and their goaltending has been solid.
Maddon is always ahead of the curve, never behind it. The classic example is how he position his fielders. It’s changed the game, and he was the leader on that front.
The Lions are a 3-point favorite to beat the New Orleans Saints Sunday at Ford Field.
Three of the worst things about the loss the Tigers suffered Thursday night …
Jets quarterback Geno Smith is a turnover machine and the Jets are discombobulated offensively.
Gardner is a fifth-year senior, who has had plenty of opportunity as Michigan’s starting QB.
The Spartans’ defense is capable of crowding the line of scrimmage and forcing Oregon QB Marcus Mariota to try to beat them with passes deep.
Eric Ebron, tight end – The idea with the Lions’ offense, under first-year coordinator Joe Lombardi, is to stretch the field to the sidelines and deep, and open up the middle for seam routes.
Can rookie Kyle Van Noy, the Lions’ second-round draft choice, win a starting linebacker spot with a big performance?
Avila does have some power. His 162-game average as a major league player over 5-plus seasons is 16 home runs.