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Detroit Lions fan fiction: Lions move to 7-1 after impressive win over Chiefs

Our fake recap envisions a 7-1 Lions team headed to the bye.

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Editor's note: "Detroit Lions fan fiction" is exactly that: a fictional tale of how the game may have played out in an alternate dimension in which the Lions were winning right now.

The result was never in doubt. The Detroit Lions dominated the Kansas City Chiefs start to finish and moved to an impressive 7-1 on the season.

Many were shocked when the Lions decided to fire Jim Caldwell at the end of last season, but no one can argue with the results from the new coaching staff. Fans were further baffled when Jim Harbaugh decided to take a second job and take the reigns for the Lions while continuing to coach the University of Michigan Wolverines, but Harbaugh has seemingly balanced both job with ease (the Wolverines are 8-0 and lead the league in least amount of fumbled punts).

Ndamukong Suh led the team with five sacks and three forced fumbles. It's still hard to believe that Suh took a huge pay cut to stay in Detroit. But Suh and free-agent signing Darrelle Revis have led this Lions defense to be the best in the league. Revis picked off Alex Smith twice on Sunday, adding to his season total for a league-leading eight interceptions.

But let's not forget about this offense. Harbaugh has turned this offense into a power-running team that Detroit hasn't seen in several decades. Reunited with Frank Gore, Harbaugh transformed a struggling ground game into a top five rushing attack. Perhaps most impressive was Harbaugh's ability to create a dominant offensive line out of an extremely young group of players. LaAdrian Waddle has taken particularly well to Harbaugh's coaching. Just watch Waddle pancake Chiefs Pro Bowler Justin Houston. Gore finished the game with 163 yards and two scores.

The Lions head into the bye week first in the division and second in the conference, only behind the 8-0 Los Angeles Rams. Coming out of the bye, Detroit will face the struggling 1-6 Packers, who just haven't been the same since Aaron Rodgers retired from football to star in the new "The Office" spin-off, "Dunder Mifflin: The Ryan Years".

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