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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.

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28 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2010, 11:12am

1 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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.

8 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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.

19 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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

11 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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.

16 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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.

17 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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.

22 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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.

26 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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

13 Re: Shaun Hill Has A Broken Finger

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