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Detroit Lions mailbag: Reasons why they could surprise, disappoint in 2019

CBS Sports analyst and former NFL MVP Boomer Esiason speaks to the media on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, ahead of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Lions hold their first of 10 allotted organized team activity practices on Monday, so it seemed like a good time for another Twitter mailbag. Let’s get to your questions.

A reason why the Lions will exceeded expectations and a reason why they will fall below expectations?@curseofthegooch

If the Lions are going to exceed expectations this fall – I had them at 7-9 in my way-too-early predictions, which is a half-win higher than their Vegas over-under win total – I think it will be because of improved play by Matthew Stafford and the offense.