The Lions will have a rendezvous with destiny this Friday when they meet the Montreal Als in Montreal. The good news is the Lions almost beat Montreal in their last meeting at Empire Field [16-12]. The bad news is the game is in Montreal where the Lions last year, in the playoffs, were ground down and pulverized like a box of unwanted kitty litter. 56-18!
It is reported that his royal highness Anthony Calvillo will not be donning his regal uniform and will be sitting this one out due to a sternum injury. I'm saddened because he's one of my favorite QBs. But then one has to wonder- might this be opportunity knocking at the door to the Lions den? When Calvillo got injured, his understudy Chris Leak put together some pretty good winning combinations so I don't think he should be taken lightly. But he's not a Calvillo. This may be an opportunity for the Lions' D to help the O by snagging some interceptions or making some key sacks.
I was encouraged when the the Lions held Montreal to just 16 points in their last meeting [and that was with Calvillo playing]. But then again, they allowed 56 points in the previous meeting last year. When you combine the two games the Lions have been outscored 72-30. Not a pretty sight. So, who knows what to expect this Friday?
I do hope the Lions get to enjoy a nice cold refreshing drink to ease their dry parched throats instead of eating more dirt like they have grown accustom to this season.