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Continued: Chart: 2013 NFC North team capsules

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Outlook: Good luck trying to figure out what the Lions will do from year to year. They could be 4-12 or 12-4 and no one would say they’re surprised either way. One thing we do know is Matthew Stafford, if healthy, will team with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and Johnson to sling the ball for close to 5,000 yards. Whether they’re doing it to crush opponents or come back from 25 points down remains to be seen. A revamped defensive line includes new faces at end [first-round draft pick Ziggy Ansah and former Bear Israel Idonije] and outstanding tackle Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. This unit probably has to dominate for the younger back seven to succeed in this division. Running the ball never has been a high priority for Linehan, but the Lions will try to run it more efficiently with Bush. That part of the offense basically is designed only to help the line protect Stafford. This year, that line has three new starters after losing tackles Jeff Backus and Gosder Cherilus and guard Stephen Peterman.

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St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn 4 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle 5 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 0
LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 5
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 2 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Tazawa 4
Minnesota - LP: K. Correia 4 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: B. Chen 5
Cincinnati - LP: T. Cingrani 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: E. Jackson 8
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 3 FINAL
Oakland - WP: D. Otero 4
Milwaukee 0 Top 2nd Inning
Pittsburgh 0
Atlanta 0 Bottom 1st Inning
NY Mets 0
NY Yankees 0 Top 1st Inning
Tampa Bay 0
Seattle 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Miami 0
Chicago WSox - J. Quintana 7:05 PM
Texas - C. Lewis
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick 7:10 PM
Colorado - J. Lyles
Arizona - M. Bolsinger 7:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
San Francisco - T. Hudson 7:40 PM
San Diego - E. Stults
Brooklyn 94 FINAL
Toronto 87
Golden State 109 FINAL
LA Clippers 105
Atlanta 13 1st Qtr 6:42
Indiana 9
Memphis 8:30 PM
Oklahoma City
Chicago 3 FINAL(OT)
St. Louis 4
Columbus 0 1st Prd 16:40
Pittsburgh 0
Minnesota 8:30 PM
Colorado
Houston 0 FINAL
Philadelphia 0
New England 1 FINAL
Chicago 1
San Jose 0 2nd Half 35:00
Colorado 0
Los Angeles 0 1st Half 35:00
Vancouver FC 0
D.C. 6:30 PM
Columbus
Toronto FC 7:30 PM
FC Dallas
Montreal 7:30 PM
Sporting Kansas City
Portland 8:30 PM
Real Salt Lake
Seattle 9:30 PM
Chivas USA
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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