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Notes: SI.com predicts 10-6 season, but no playoffs, for the Detroit Lions

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Andy Benoit thinks highly of the Lions... just not too highly.

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  • SI.com’s Andy Benoit made his official 2018 NFL predictions and is one of the few that has the Detroit Lions with a winning record. Unfortunately, his 10-6 prediction wasn’t good enough for a playoff spot in the NFC, and it landed them third in the division. Check out his entire NFL predictions, including his Super Bowl LIII winner.

  • Speaking of Benoit, he posted several interesting Lions observations from his Twitter account on Tuesday. Here’s just a taste:

  • Peter King thinks the addition of LeGarrette Blount could be huge for the Lions backfield and he’s got the film to prove it:

  • Just in case you were reading too much into preseason stats, Kent Lee Platte has a MathBomb™ for you:

  • Matthew Stafford was ranked the seventh-worst bargain among starting NFL quarterbacks, mostly because of the high salary he’s demanded his entire career, thanks to the delayed rookie wage scale.