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30 Nov 2010

Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

Lions quarterback Shaun Hill already had a fractured forearm; now, he has a broken finger on his passing hand. The injury, apparently suffered during the first half of the Patriots game on Thanksgiving Day, could keep Hill out for the rest of the season and force Drew Stanton into the starting lineup.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 30 Nov 2010

28 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2010, 12:12pm by MCS

Comments

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by Raiderjoe :: Tue, 11/30/2010 - 10:39pm

Loins all twisted up.
Do nto think Loisn have chance to beat Bears if D. Stanton have to start. Another win for Beras it llook like. Just more fuel on fire for laughing at Broncos. J. Cutler gettign bears to 9-3. Oorotn and McDaniels goign to 3-9.

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by jfsh :: Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:16pm

"Loins all twisted up."

You should probably get that checked out.

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by gratif2 (not verified) :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:15am

I think he just REALLY likes Stanton.

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:52am

I, for one, don't need to hear about Stanton's loins.

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by jmaron :: Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:55pm

and I have heartburn...who cares

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by Spielman :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:25am

David Diehl?

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by The Ninjalectual :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 2:35am

I think you're looking for a site that covers your favorite team exclusively.

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by jmaron :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 8:36am

Well - other than me and your reply to me 6 others commented.

Like I said - who cares.

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by The Ninjalectual :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 8:30pm

Please keep this opinion to yourself in the future. Just because YOU don't care doesn't mean NOBODY cares.

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by zlionsfan :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 9:52pm

well said. I'm always torn with respect to comments like his ... feed the trolls and they grow stronger, ignore the trolls and they seem to multiply ...

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by jmaron :: Thu, 12/02/2010 - 8:20pm

relax guys - it was a joke.

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by ammek :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 6:20am

And so in short succession the Packers will have gotten:
— the Cowboys without Romo;
— the Niners without Frank Gore;
— the Lions without Hill;
— the Giants without any receivers.

This will not, of course, prevent Packer fans from using MJK's 'more-injured-than-thou' template in all forums.

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by MCS :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 10:13am

In other news, Havner and Chillar to IR.

That makes lucky 13.

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by JasonK :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 11:03am

The Giants' receivers should be back by the GB game.

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by justanothersteve :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 2:01pm

And the Bears sandwich a game against Michael Vick between Drew Stanton and the Tyler Thigpen experience.

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by BigCheese :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 5:13pm

Actuay they sanwiched a game against the Eagles without either of their starting CBs between Stanton and Thigpen.

That said, my Bears are going straight to the top of my confidence pool now, while Megatron goes straight to my bench... I mean, let's remember what's important here! :P

- Alvaro

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by MCS :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 10:17am

Seriously though, as a Packers fan this is good news. I hope the best for Shaun Hill, but Green Bay really needs that win.

Weeks 16 and 17 at Lambeau are looming as huge games. The Giants sit in front of Green Bay in the Wild Card hunt and the Bears sit atop the division.

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by Independent George :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 12:53pm

There's a small, but not insignificant, chance that two 10-win teams will sit out the playoffs this year - in both conferences.

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by Eddo :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 1:46pm

The NFC could definitely have two, but I'm struggling to see any in the AFC, let alone two.

The AFC playoff picture is basically:

Patriots/Jets - one wins division, other is 10+ win wildcard;
Steelers/Ravens - one wins division, other is 10+ win wildcard;
Chiefs/Chargers/Raiders - one wins division, I suppose both Chargers and Chiefs could have 10+ wins;
Colts/Jaguars - one wins division, must both win out (except for game against each other) to reach ten wins.

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by Arkaein :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 1:59pm

It's not a great help to the Packers because it benefits the Bears just as much. It does give both GB and Chicago a slight advantage against the other NFC teams vying for a Wild Card spot, for whichever team does not win the division.

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by zlionsfan :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 9:59pm

I don't think you had much to fear even without Hill's injury.

I believe the Bills game was the turning point in the season for the Lions. Prior to that game, the Lions had exactly one game where they were out of it at the end, the game at Minnesota, and even there, they were competitive well into the fourth quarter. Since that game, they've been whacked by the Cowboys (ugh) and the Patriots (understandably). Mistakes have been hurting the Lions all season, but the lack of depth is starting to show (they miss Kevin Smith a lot more than you'd think), and there's something about the constant losing that I think is affecting the players now, even the new ones.

In the best of times, the end of the season looked like a time for the Lions to rally and salvage a reasonable record, not far off from what Raiderjoe predicted at the start of the season. Now, I can't find a win in the group, despite the fact that the Lions will avoid a cold-weather game in December/January for the first time in memory: home against Chicago and Green Bay, at Tampa Bay and Miami, home against Minnesota.

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by RichC (not verified) :: Thu, 12/02/2010 - 6:57pm

The Lions-Patriots game was tie at the beginning of the 4th quarter.

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by MCS :: Fri, 12/03/2010 - 12:12pm

Not a lot of fear, just looking for any edge the team can get.

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by andrew :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 10:36am

and Jeff George is still looking for a team to give him a shot...

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by Spielman :: Thu, 12/02/2010 - 6:21pm

Better. Than. Stanton.

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by Raiderjoe :: Thu, 12/02/2010 - 11:49pm

Jeff. George is a king among kings and a man motunain. Jeff Geoire woudl be a god ina 3rd world siland coutnry.

do nto know what that memans, am doidng a little thrudy drinkign with the texans-eafels pklaying

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by jds (not verified) :: Fri, 12/03/2010 - 8:51am

Now that deserves to go straight to the FO message board hall of fame.

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by verifiable (not verified) :: Wed, 12/01/2010 - 10:58am

I guess now is the time to be cheering for draft position. Go Carolina. Go Buffalo. Go Cinci.