Week 5 NFL Cover of the Week
Dark Helmet: “Before you die, there is something you should know about us, Lone Star.”
Lone Star: “What?”
Dark Helmet: “I am your father’s, brother’s, nephew’s, cousin’s former roommate.”
Lone Star: “… What’s that make us?”
Dark Helmet: “Absolutely nothing! Which is what you are about to become…”
Jim Schwartz will channel his inner Dark Helmet facing the Lions – who fired him in 2013. I’m sure the first thing he did after being hired as the Eagles DC, was circle this game on the calendar… and the Eagles are coming off a bye. This defense (which has allowed the fewest points per game, and are averaging over 3 sacks per game) will be ready to go, and with the Lions injuries on the offensive side of the ball, it could get ugly for Stafford and co.
The Lions injuries don’t end with on the offensive side of the ball, as they’ll be without two of their best defensive players as well (Ansah, and Levy). Detroit doesn’t have much going for them in this matchup, but hey, at least they’re at home!