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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15: David Akers #2 of the Detroit Lions kicks, as Sam Martin #6 holds against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Three Players Who Absolutely Must Come Through For The Lions To Win The NFC North

David Akers. There is going to be a point field goals are going to make or break the Lions. Will Akers make it, literally.

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2013

Joe Nathan #36 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning on July 23, 2011. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Reach 2-Year, $20 Million Deal With Joe Nathan

Despite being in his late 30s, Nathan still has superior stuff.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers connects on a first inning RBI base hit against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Three Best Parts Of Tigers trading Prince Fielder To Texas For Ian Kinsler

Fielder needs a change of scenery, and the Tigers need a change for him.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2013

WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 4: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Three Reasons The Red Wings Losing Streak Isn’t As Bad As It Seems

Five of those losses were in overtime or a shootout, meaning the Red Wings have gotten five of 12 possible points in those games.

97.1 The Ticket–11/15/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field on October 20, 2013 in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Caputo: 3 Reasons Matthew Stafford, Not Calvin Johnson, Is The MVP Of The Lions

Stafford is a quarterback. He touches the ball on every play.

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2013

DETROIT - AUGUST 20: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers scores in the fifth inning and is congratulated by Lloyd McClendon #8 during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on August 20, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caputo: 3 Traps Lloyd McClendon Must Avoid If He Is Named Tigers’ Manager

There is a groundswell for Tigers’ hitting coach Lloyd McClendon to replace Jim Leyland as manager.

97.1 The Ticket–10/24/2013

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A’s Are In The Tigers Heads [BLOG]

Tigers vs. A’s: Couple things don’t feel right about this series from a Tigers standpoint.

97.1 The Ticket–10/03/2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 29: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws against Kip Edwards #39 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Captuo: Three Things That Must Go Right If The Lions Are Going To Beat The Vikings Sunday

If the Lions are going to re-gain respectability after a horrible 4-12 year in 2012 that ended with eight straight losses, it must begin by beating the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener Sunday at Ford Field.

97.1 The Ticket–09/04/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Octavio Dotel #20 of the Detroit Tigers reatcs after striking out Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in the eighth inning during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pat Caputo: Three Possible Concerns For The Tigers

The Tigers have a 5 1-2 game lead over the second-place Cleveland Indians in the American League Central, and the best record in the AL.

97.1 The Ticket–08/27/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Head coach Rob Chudzinski of the Cleveland Browns shakes hands with head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions after a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Lions 24-6. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Three Things The Lions Must Improve In Their Preseason Game Thursday Vs. New England

The Lions must eliminate after-the-whistle penalties.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2013

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