My Lion for this Sunday will be Shaun Hill. What?!? Shaun Hill you say?!? Why Shaun Hill?!? The answer is simple really, I think the Eagles don't respect him and will try shutting Jahvid Best down early, giving Hill plenty of opportunities to throw it down field to Calvin Johnson and spread the ball around. In my mind, I still think Best will have a good game, maybe 150 yards or close to it catching and running combined and maybe a TD. Shaun Hill knows he has limited opportunities to shine with Stafford out and will want to make a statement for being denied of the touchdown pass he threw to "win" the game in Chicago. He has never started a game in his career with the caliber of offense that he has at his disposal now and still has impressive career wins and stats (10-6, 23TD's-11INT's, 60.83% completion, 91.1 QB rating) throwing to guys like Josh Morgan, Darrell Jackson, and a really old Issac Bruce, leaving Vernon Davis as the only real threat he ever had to throw to. Jim Schwartz says that they "aggressively pursued Hill for a reason" and I think while Stafford is out, he will show us why.
I know everybody in the Michigan area has heard the question during Tigers games "Who's your Tiger?" before, well my question to you is "Who will be your Lion this Sunday and why?"
I'm further stating my case with Hill's stat line for this game: (17-27, 210 yards, 2tds, 1int)
Lions win 21-17 and Calvin get's his revenge by leaping over double coverage in the end zone on a fade route that was thrown perfectly by no other than...you guessed it, Shaun Hill. This time, however, the referee ruled it a touchdown and didn't overturn it.