clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saturday open thread: What will the Lions record be over the next four games?

New, comments

Can the Lions turn things around over the next four games?

NFL: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

A little over a week ago, we pointed out that the Detroit Lions were entering a seemingly easy portion of the schedule. Since the Eagles decided they were a good team, we eased off that claim a little, but considering we still know very little about most teams, there’s reason to be optimistic over the next four weeks. Here’s a look at the Lions’ schedule

at Bears
vs. Eagles
vs. Rams
vs. Washington

That’s possibly their easiest road game followed by three straight home games. Granted their first game is against an Eagles team that looks dominant, but the other two games are at least toss-ups.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

What will the Lions’ record be over the next four games?

My answer: I’m going to try and stay optimistic and say 3-1 but with very little confidence. I absolutely think they should and will win this week against the Bears. From there, I think I’m most confident in the game against Washington. At 1-2 they have the worst record among the three-game home stretch, and they also present the best matchup for Detroit.

I’m not all that confident about the Rams game, even though they haven’t looked like a very strong team offensively. The Rams defense, however, was able to stymie the Jim Bob Cooter led Lions last year, and they’re starting to feel like the same defense this year.

That leaves the Philly game. I’m not sure I’m a believer in the Eagles yet, but I’m chalking this one as a loss regardless.

Your turn.