Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 4:34 PM EST Dec 23, 2018 If you missed the Detroit Lions’ game on Sunday – trust me – you didn’t miss much. But I’m guessing many of you did because there were plenty of empty blue seats in Ford Field and it was downright empty at the end, as the Vikings pulled away with a 27-9 win. This game was a prototypical Lions game. They were burned on a Hail Mary pass. What’s new, right? The Lions' offense was pathetic. What’s new, right? But this game had several positives for the Lions, at least in the big picture. First of all, the Lions lost. And if you are out of the playoffs and playing a meaningless game, you might as well start thinking about the draft. After the 1 o'clock games, the Lions were in line for the fifth overall pick. But there was another positive, and it showed up on defense. The Lions totally shut down the Vikings early in this game. On the Vikings first … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions looked terrible, but had good day vs. Vikings
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There's no question that American consumers are increasingly flocking to SUVs — and to hatchback cars masquerading as SUVs — at the expense of conventional cars, but cars still represent millions of annual sales. Of those cars, mid-size sedans remain popular, and none are more popular than three Japanese models that outsell competitors by a substantial margin, amounting for nearly 645,000 year-to-date at the end of September: the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. 2018 Mid-Size Sedan ChallengeHow We Tested | Photo Gallery Now that Nissan has redesigned the Altima as a 2019 model, we set out to test it side by side with its top rivals, which were similarly overhauled for the 2018 model year. We set a price range of $28,000 to $32,000 (including destination charges), as equipped, and required automatic transmissions and a volume-selling engine choice. Our contestants include mid-priced trim levels of each model: the 2018 Honda Accord 1.5T EX-L, Nissan Altima … [Read more...] about Accord Vs. Altima Vs. Camry: Which Is the Best Mid-Size Sedan?
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 2:35 AM EDT Sep 24, 2018 Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett grades the Detroit Lions, after the 26-10 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday night at Ford Field in Detroit. Quarterback Matthew Stafford had a fine stat line Sunday, completing 27 of 36 passes for 262 yards, but maybe the best thing he did was get the Lions in the right plays. Against Cover 2 defense early, Stafford kept the ball on the ground as the Lions chewed up clock and moved the chains. He made one bad throw, an interception on the Lions’ opening drive of the third quarter when he underthrew Luke Willson, and he didn’t see an open Kerryon Johnson on what should have been a touchdown pass. But Stafford rekindled his deep connection with Marvin Jones on a third-quarter touchdown pass, and he completed 12 of his first 13 passes to start the night. Grade: A-minus Mitch Albom: Lions domination of Patriots anomaly or new trend? Running backs Johnson … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions grades vs. Patriots: Best O-line game in years
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Sports Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Mark Maske and John Harris by Mark Maske and John Harris Email the author April 26 at 6:49 PM Email the author Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was rumored throughout Thursday to be the Browns’ preference for the No. 1 pick. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) Draft day has arrived. Keep up with all the latest news, rumors and draft projections throughout the day, then check back for live pick-by-pick analysis from national NFL writer Mark Maske … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL draft: Pick-by-pick projections, analysis and latest news
Car owners with poor credit can pay hundreds — if not thousands — more to drive than those with good credit. This plays out in two important ways: higher rates on car loans and, in most states, higher insurance premiums. In fact, having bad credit can raise your insurance quote even higher than if you'd had an accident. To see how much poor credit can cost car owners, personal finance website NerdWallet looked at auto loan terms and insurance quotes for drivers in different credit tiers. CREDIT AND CAR LOANS Drivers with blemished credit often choose a cheaper car than they could otherwise afford. However, they'll still pay more to own it — especially if they finance the purchase. Good credit is generally considered 690 to 719, while bad credit is below 630. In a slightly different system, prime credit is 661 to 780 and subprime credit is 501 to 600. For used car loans in the last quarter of 2017, prime credit buyers received an average rate of 5.48 percent, according … [Read more...] about Good driver, poor credit: What makes your car costs so high