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Peter King of Sports Illustrated said moments ago on The Dan Patrick Show that the 0-7 Lions won’t finish the season 0-16.
In fact, King guarantees it.
“They will play hard,” King said.  “At some point, they’ll do enough good things to win a game.”
He points to December visits from the Vikings and Saints to windy Ford Field (yeah, we’re beating that one into the ground like the “Hello” voice) as possible sources of that elusive (to date) first win.
(We think that the best/only chance is the December 7 visit from Minnesota and its “keep it close and hope to get lucky late” approach to which we refer in these parts as “Chillyball.”)
King thinks that the Bengals have a better chance of leaving the donut in the “W” column through Week Seventeen.  The ingredient are there:  (1) no quarterback; (2) a coach who’s being tuned out; and (3) players who don’t care.

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29 Responses to “KING GUARANTEES LIONS WON'T GO 0-16”
  1. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Oct 27, 2008 11:46 AM

    I’m pulling for my morons to go 0-16 at this point, if only so God-Dell finally steps in and makes our incompetent owner hire a damned GM who isn’t in his family.
    Hey Carson – take care of your elbow. Coming back to this mess isn’t going to do anybody any good.

  2. shuxion says: Oct 27, 2008 11:47 AM

    I honestly think that the Lions will win 2 games and the Bengals will beat the Browns in Cleveland for their only win.

  3. shuxion says: Oct 27, 2008 11:59 AM

    @ DC_Bengals_Fan
    For being a bengals fan you get a 5. You are a trooper.

  4. Ntrikit says: Oct 27, 2008 12:00 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings. Guaranteeing that no team goes win-less…since 1969.

  5. kazkal says: Oct 27, 2008 12:05 PM

    0-16 here we come.

  6. Kotite says: Oct 27, 2008 12:08 PM

    The Jags play the Lions and the Bengals the next two weeks. The way they are playing, either one of these could be a magical day for the winless.

  7. I C light pounder says: Oct 27, 2008 12:13 PM

    yea a lot of people made guarantees and guess what not everyone follows through with them
    i like number 5

  8. Former Army Person says: Oct 27, 2008 12:17 PM

    I’d much rather watch a 0-16 Bengals vs. 0-16 Lions Toilet Bowl than the Pro Bowl. Play it outdoors in Buffalo (or Toronto) in February.

  9. QotSA says: Oct 27, 2008 12:18 PM

    I guarantee that Peter King is a dumbass.

  10. Pea Tear Griffin says: Oct 27, 2008 12:18 PM

    “Bengals will beat the Browns”
    Yea, they haven’t had their annual epic shootout yet. I like Braylon Edwards to drop the winning TD and hand the game to the Bungles.

  11. Sean says: Oct 27, 2008 12:19 PM

    He seriously thinks the Lions could beat the Saints? Peter King is one of those rare fools who can constantly lower the floor on just how stupid you think he is. We all know he’s a moron, but he still has the ability to suprise us.

  12. E4C says: Oct 27, 2008 12:21 PM

    This is the same Peter King that said the Lions were going to beat the Redskins this past weekend, then in his column today says the Redskins get no “style points” for the win. Peter King’s opinion on football is worth very little.

  13. MNPawn says: Oct 27, 2008 12:28 PM

    This is the same Peter King that picked the Vikings for the Super Bowl. Now he is saying the Vikes will get beat by the Lions? Not a strong argument to go to Vegas and put a bunch of money on that game.

  14. Magic Juan says: Oct 27, 2008 12:28 PM

    Both teams have a great chance of going 0-16. The only decent winnable game for the Bengals is Week 17 at home vs. Kansas City. I like Peter King, but even “guaranteeing” a home win vs. the Vikings is a stretch. Both the Bengals & the Lions have no QB; both head coaches should & will be fired. With all that said, it’s just as “difficult” to go winless as it is to go undefeated. The 2007 Dolphins are a great example. They were awful, but managed to eek out an OT win vs. the Ravens; it took a rare missed FG by Stover for Miami to take advantage of it.

  15. packers2337 says: Oct 27, 2008 12:40 PM

    I’m with King. At least the Lions seem to be trying.

  16. monger says: Oct 27, 2008 12:49 PM

    King should stick to what he knows best: How to have the gayest coffee.

  17. philwauke says: Oct 27, 2008 1:00 PM

    If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

  18. Bob_Nelson says: Oct 27, 2008 1:04 PM

    The Vikings are a classic screw up team.
    They haven’t shown any pride for years.
    Good Choice.

  19. Gfunk says: Oct 27, 2008 1:08 PM

    King also guaranteed the Lions would beat the Skins.

  20. centeredwarrior says: Oct 27, 2008 1:16 PM

    I agree that the Vikings are the best chance for the Lions to pull off a W, but I wouldn’t be surprised with a Lions upset somewhere down the road. Compared to the Bengals, who got trounced by a weak Texans team (whose record now looks somewhat less pathetic due to two weeks of bottom-feeding), the Lions actually showed a little heart against a Redskins team that has surprisingly held its own in arguably the toughest division in football. I gotta believe that some week, the Lions may actually forget for 60 minutes that they’re the Lions, and not shoot themselves in the foot in the fourth quarter.
    I was thinking last night that probably in the next week or two, the Red Wings will already have more wins than it is possible for the Lions to get, even if they run the table (in the right way) over the rest of their schedule. Assuming (safely) that they’ll lose next weekend, the Lions should already be eliminated from the playoff picture (for those few still clinging to hope that maybe this will be the *first* 0-7 team to recover and make the playoffs). At least the Pistons start playing soon, and everyone can completely forget about the Lions until the draft. Heck, no one will even notice the blackouts after that.

  21. aj says: Oct 27, 2008 1:21 PM

    Going into the Texans game with the Bengals yesterday, I thought the Bengals were ‘still trying’ [based on their previous game against the Steelers minus the last 11 minutes] and were a much better team than the hapless Lions. Having witnessed that 35-6 can o’ quit yesterday, I’m not so sure about that any more.
    The ultimate capitulation at Reliant Stadium yesterday was Jonathan Joseph’s patty cake tackle attempt on Kevin Walter’s 37 yard TD followed by one of the few brave? Bengals fans in the stands taking off his tiger striped jersey, crumpling it up into a ball and throwing it into the endzone.

  22. empty13 says: Oct 27, 2008 1:24 PM

    Lions have a chance at home vs. jax, tb, minnehaha and n’awlins. jax isnt playing that well, tampa is due to stumble, minnehaha is minnehaha, and the saints are perfectly capable of handing a game over. lions wont bag a win on the road. i see 2 wins.
    the bengals made houston look great. even their qb isnt that bad. they have quit. but… they host jax, balto, kc and they go to cleveland. jax isnt playing well. balto offense disappears on the road. kc offense shows up like one game a month. and they could rise up and bite the browns as the browns should be eliminated from the playoffs about then. i see 1 win.

  23. dgreg87 says: Oct 27, 2008 1:29 PM

    Hopefully this will explain this guys pointless remarks.
    KING WHO ? give me your salary and let me show you how to be productive. Bengals maybe 2 wins (clevland and kansas city). Lions most likely 0- 16, again KING WHO ?

  24. cobrala says: Oct 27, 2008 1:31 PM

    I don’t care what Peter King guarantees.

  25. chip says: Oct 27, 2008 1:36 PM

    Peter King… billed as one of Americas premier sports writers by SI…who gives credit to Jim Fassell for the Oakland Raiders offense from 2000-2002..
    As I said on NBC on Saturday, the next coach could be Jim Fassel, who gets along swimmingly with Al. Fassel ran an offense that ranked in the top five in scoring for three straight years (479, 399 and 450 points from 2000 to 2002, respectively), would have no ego about keeping Al informed about everything he’s doing, and would walk to Oakland for the job.
    which i find interesting sing Fassell coached the NY Giants & PK never corrected this
    ithink Peter King is full of ….himself

  26. WhoDeyThinkGonnaBeatDemBengals says: Oct 27, 2008 1:52 PM

    God I hate Mike Brown. What a bastard.

  27. freedomispopular says: Oct 27, 2008 1:56 PM

    I highly doubt either team will go 0-16. Ryan Fitzpatrick has shown some flashes of being a mediocre quarterback, and I’m sure he’ll have a decent outing at some point this season. With Housh, Ocho Stinko, and Chris Henry, he has no excuse not to. The Lions probably ave enough talent on offense to do the same. Most likely, somebody will choke and award both of these teams at least one win.

  28. cincy007 says: Oct 27, 2008 2:01 PM

    I think both teams will go 0-16. The sad part about the Lions is the fact that they are still trying.
    The Lions best shot will be the Viking if both Williams’ are suspended.

  29. Kevin from Philly says: Oct 27, 2008 2:18 PM

    Hey Phil,
    If you make a post, and it makes no sense, does it get rated? apparently not!

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