Before the season began, I expected the Lions to finish the 2011 season with a 10-6 record. In the first half of the season, I had the Lions starting 6-2, and my only error was having them lose to the Cowboys instead of the 49ers. The rest went as expected, and my expectations in general for the 2011 season have not been altered by the first eight games.
When I posted a poll about the Lions' 2011 record back in early September, 10-6 ran away with it. 9-7 and 11-5 were also popular picks, but 10-6 received the most votes. So far, the Lions are in very good shape to hit that mark of 10 wins, as they only need four more the rest of the season.
With eight games in the books, what do you now think the Lions' final record will be? As a reminder, the remainder of the schedule is as follows: at Chicago, vs. Carolina, vs. Green Bay, at New Orleans, vs. Minnesota, at Oakland, vs. San Diego and at Green Bay.
Vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.