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Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions?

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Are you physically able to answer this question after the toll the past three weeks have taken?

Washington Redskins v Detroit Lions Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

It’s Monday morning again, and I am so thankful I don’t have to spend the day writing up a fan fiction article for the third week in a row. The Detroit Lions are 4-3. They’ve now completed last-minute comebacks in all four of their wins and find themselves a mere half game out of both Wild Card spots.

Get ready for a week of more Matthew Stafford talk, more national recognition for the Lions and more intensity on Sunday, if your body can handle it.

That all being said, there are some reasons to be worried. Darius Slay went down in the middle of Sunday’s game and did not return. The defense folded at the worst possible time against Washington and it nearly cost Detroit everything.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after their win against Washington?

My answer: A little better. The defense actually played a palatable game against Washington. Sure the defense is still bad. They were handed a lot of gifts from the Washington offense on Sunday and they gave up the go-ahead touchdown with just 65 seconds to go. But the Lions defensive line got some pressure up front, and, for the most part, the defense bent but didn’t break.

The offense was a bit inconsistent, but that was to be expected against a great pass rushing team like Washington. And when the game was on the line, Stafford did his thing.

Your turn.