Really don't think it's much easier than last year.
Division is tougher IMO as Bears improved with Marshall and Bush and Pack are still Pack and just as capable of sweeping us as we are of splitting with them. Plus Minnesota can't be as bad(plus both games were still close) 3-3 like we did last year is still very tough.
at Philly is a tough game if they get thier talent to play together, we got past at Dallas last year, need to do that again
Atlanta beat us at home last year without Julio Jones, we need redemption.
Lions went 4-0 against AFC West last year and Houston and at Tennesee are tough games to repeat a 4-0 vs AFC.
NFC West at San Fran is very tough so hopefully 3-1. 2-2 last year vs South
10-6 is a tough task again. If Lions put it together 11 or 12 is possible but 10-6 is not a given.
We'll take 3-4 of those contested games, but give up one of our 'Wins'. I'm feeling great about this season. I'm not scared of the Texans, Falcons, or Bears in Detroit. I also expect us to get up for that 49ers game and the Packers.
SCA Prowler is my Xbox Live Gamertag
Early bye sucks and playing at Chicago and Green Bay after thier byes. But 5 of 7 at home to close and only one cold weather game.
4 prime time plus Thanksgiving is absolutley awesome. 3 very tough prime time games, Lions better bring it.
Take it for what its worth but on ESPN radio today Mark Schlereth said he likes the early bye. The bye works because of training camp and pre-season plus the first set of games. He said once it gets late in the season it doesn't even really make a difference.