It's only two weeks into the season, but the four worst teams in the NFC, according to Points Allowed, are all on the Lions' schedule. Those teams are the Giants, Redskins, Vikings and Eagles. By the way, defense is apparently not a priority in the NFC East so far. The bad news is, of course, that we don't play three of those teams until the last four weeks of the season. As far as AFC teams the Lions face (AFC North), two of those teams are in the bottom three in the NFL in Points For. Those two teams are the Steelers and Browns.
So, what does this all mean? Absolutely nothing. But it's good to see that, at least early on, the Lions' formidable schedule is looking a little worse than initially thought. It wouldn't be absurd to think we could win seven to nine of the games remaining on our schedule. Games like WAS, CLE, PIT, TB, PHI, BAL, and NYG could all be winnable, when as recently as one week ago, we may have counted at least four losses out of those seven games.
The defense, while not having played its best football thus far, has certainly looked faster and more dynamic in the turnover department. The offense sputtered last week with Reggie Bush on the sideline, but he seems to have no long term injuries and we should be seeing Ryan Broyles return in the next few weeks.
If we stay healthy, we are still on pace to contend for a wildcard spot, and we're 1-0 in the division.
So chin up Lions fans, all is not lost. Yet.