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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

Shawn Burr (Credit/Shawn Burr Foundation-Facebook)

Pat Caputo: Three Reasons Shawn Burr Was A Great Red Wing

Shawn Burr, the organization’s first-round draft in pick 1984, was a big part of the Red Wings’ turnaround during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

97.1 The Ticket–08/06/2013

DETROIT, MI - JULY 11:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox in the fifth inning at Comerica Park on July 11, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Reasons Miguel Cabrera Will Likely Repeat As Triple Crown Winner

The Tigers have a high number of games remaining on the road at ball parks which are considered launching pads for home runs, Chicago, New York and Boston.

97.1 The Ticket–07/19/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 7: Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles of the Cleveland Indians in the third inning at Comerica Park on June 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Reasons The Tigers Are Struggling Seldom Mentioned

The Tigers hitting from the left side the plate is among the worst in the American League in most statistical categories.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 22: Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 talks with pitching coach Jeff Jones #51 of the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 22, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Reasons There Is No Reason To Panic About Justin Verlander

Verlander is on pace to go 19-12 with a 3.74 ERA and 249 strikeouts this season.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2013

ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 13: (L-R) Matteo Manassero of Italy, Rickie Fowler of the United States and Jason Day of Australia walk off the 11th tee during Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 13, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Reasons The U.S. Open Is The Best Golf Tournament In The World

The courses it is played on tend to be true American classics.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 27:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers passes third base coach Tom Brookens #61 to score from second base on a double by Jhonny Peralta in the fifth inning of an interleague game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Players Who Need To Get Going For The Tigers’ Offense To Wake Up

Victor Martinez – He has a tremendous track record as a clutch hitter, but there is a possibility sitting out all of last season and age (34) has caught up to Martinez.

97.1 The Ticket–05/31/2013

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 29: Andrew Shaw #65 of the Chicago Blackhawks falls into the net after colliding with Jimmy Howard #35 and Damien Brunner #24 of the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Reasons The Red Wings Will Be A Threat To Capture The Stanley Cup Next Season

The Red Wings have the Big 3 in Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard.

97.1 The Ticket–05/30/2013

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