Two weeks ago, the Detroit Lions were coming off a devastating loss to the Chicago Bears. Detroit was 1-3 and fans were already looking to next season, wondering who the Lions may go after in the draft and which current Patriots coach would assume Jim Caldwell’s role in 2017.
Since then, the Lions have pulled off two consecutive wins over teams with winning records and are now sitting at 3-3, just a half game behind the Green Bay Packers for the second wild card spot in the NFC.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
After Sunday’s win, do you feel better, worse or the same about the Detroit Lions?
My answer: The same. At this point in the season, I think it’s very clear what this team is. They have an offense that can put up points against any defense in the league. In the past two weeks alone, they have faced two of the best defenses in the league and have scored with ease.
But their defense is the exact opposite. The Lions have yet to have a good game defensively, and they have played some of the worst offenses in the league. No opposing quarterback has finished the game with a passer rating lower than 100.
Each game I seem to get a little more confident it this team’s offense, and a little less confident in its defense. But in the end, this team hasn’t looked that different in the past three weeks.