On the NFL Network's NFC Playbook, 2 out of the 3 analysts said that the Detroit Lions d-line would be too much for the Bears porous offensive line. Numerous websites seem to think the same thing. One major thing though, that worries me half to death is, when people actually start thinking the Lions will win the game. In the past, the stigma of losing seems to come back to haunt the Lions when things don't go as well as hoped.
That's my biggest worry. If people are already jumping on the bandwagon, like me getting banned for "trolling" on Windy City Gridiron, and declaring a win before it even happens, it's seems like it would be almost too much for the Lions to handle. In the past, when Roy Williams or Jon Kitna or whoever would predict 10 wins, playoffs, or probowl, I would jump on that bandwagon too. After thinking about this, I think I'm going to scale it back a bit because I've been burnt too many times. Hopefully, they do win and Detroit can prove that they belong in this league, but I need to be cautiously optimistic and not go around talking smack to everybody about how good the Lions are without even seeing them play one down or a game for that matter. The optimism is at an all time high, I'm drinking way more kool-aid and eating way more hot-water cornbread than usual, but I have to be realistic. This is the former 0-16 Lions who have never been to the Superbowl or have more than 2 quarterbacks worth mentioning. I'm just not wanting to get embarrassed for the millionth time in a row. It's starts to sting after awhile!