2011 NFL Schedule: 5 Reasons Why the Detroit Lions Deserve To Be on MNF

Brad StoneContributor IApril 19, 2011

2011 NFL Schedule: 5 Reasons Why the Detroit Lions Deserve To Be on MNF

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    DETROIT - NOVEMBER 25:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter sack next to Kyle Vanden Bosch #93 while playing the New England Patriots on November 25, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Im
    Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

    Finally some NFL news that isn't about mediators or the draft!

    The 2011 NFL schedule is set to be released tonight at 7:00pm, and for the first time in a decade the Detroit Lions have a chance to play in a prime-time game.

    And with the way the Lions finished the season last year, they deserve it. Honestly, do we really want to see the Redskins on MNF again?

    Without further ado, here are five reasons the Detroit Lions deserve to be on Monday Night Football (or at least Sunday night.) 

1. Ndamukong Suh Gives Quaterbacks Nightmares

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    Seriously, this guy hurts people.

    Just ask Jake Delhomme.

2. Matt Stafford Might Play

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    ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 01:  Matt Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to throw during rookie orientation camp at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility on May 1, 2009 in Allen Park, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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    Maybe they should let him wear that red jersey all the time.

    Or at least flag defenders anytime they go near his shoulders.

3. Kyle Vanden Bosch's Eyes Look Even Scarier at Night

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    DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 19:  Kyle Vanden Bosch #93 of the Detroit Lions watches the video replay during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ford Field on September 19, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Eagles defeated the Lions 35-32.  (Photo by Leon Hal
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    Especially when he's got the matching blood on his nose.

    Not the kind of guy I would like to be tackled by.

4. People Fear the Schwartz

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    SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 27:  Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions looks on against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on December 27, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    In the words of the great master Yogurt: "Never underestimate the power of the Schwartz!"

    I bet he would even wear those fancy shades to a night game. 

5. The Return of the "Fire Millen" Chant

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 09:  Matt Millen works on the set of the pregame show for ESPN's Monday Night Football as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 9, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Steele
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    Somehow Matt Millen got yet another job!

    Well, if there's anything Detroit Lions fans are good at, it's getting this guy fired.