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The season isn't over, but it sure feels like it is

The Detroit Lions have seemingly always found a way to surprise me, both good and bad. They once started 3-6 and won 7 straight games on to a 10-6 record with a high powered offense and then got blown out in the playoffs. They also once went 0-16 and got blown out every game.They are the text book definition of what I like to call an enigma.

The Lions have had the worst luck, probably the worst even more this season as opposed to others outside that dreaded 2008 season, of course. They lose their starting middle linebacker before the season even starts, lose their starting quarterback the first game of the season, lose their first game on a controversial call that they actually won and that will most likely be revised, lose close game after close game after that, win in a blowout and then lose the back-up quarterback in the very next game that got them that one win.  Add stupid penalties at the worst times and injuries that are piling up and well...you get 1-5. One good thing though, not one loss has been a blowout and the one win was. These aren't the same ol' Lions after all, right?

 

Ahhh, it' s been a rollercoaster ride for us Lions fans this season. We have been watching mostly back-ups at a few key spots all season. We really don't know what to think of the rest of the season because of how things have played out so far. Thank God that DeAndre Levy and Matthew Stafford is coming back next game. Levy will shore up that run defense and Stafford has the talent to win those close games we lost. Had Stafford not gotten hurt, who knows what our record would be right now. But it's the NFL and injuries and bad calls happen, it just seems to happen to the Lions a lot more than others though. I don't know if it's just me, but those refs seem to call every infraction the Lions make, yet other teams get away with murder. Is it the Lions making the refs better at their job or worse? I don't know how to answer that just yet.

 

Not that it's all the refs fault, but it's part of it. The Lions just have a way of having the worst possible luck at the worst possible times. Things are definitely looking up though, the problem with this team no longer involves lack of  talent. It involves young, undisciplined players who make too many mistakes and infractions against them and that don't know how to win yet. That's a lot better than years passed right? I thought so. 

 

Once Stafford get's back on the field, we will see the the true potential of this team. Those close games will turn into wins once the penalties ease up and the quarterback actually get's the ball to his receivers on time and on target. They have 2 weeks to work on timing and the stupid mistakes. They are young players and need time to adjust to the scheme and their teammates, but let's hope they get it figured out in the next two weeks. If not, the season that already feels over really will be.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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