Tension is high among the Detroit Lions fanbase. After getting embarrassed on a national stage against the Cowboys, the Lions and their faithful aren’t holding out a lot of hope for an upset victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
Fans are already starting to fight about the fate of Jim Caldwell, even though a NFC North title is still within the team’s grasp. People are understandably angry that Detroit is on the verge of letting another huge division lead slip away in the final weeks of the season.
So let’s change the tone for at least one article. Let’s ask a silly rhetorical question.
How much money would you pay to guarantee a Lions victory on Sunday?
My answer: I have no idea if this will fall on the high or the low end of the spectrum, but I’m willing to pay $400 to see the Lions win their division and see the Packers leave Ford Field without another game to play in the 2016 season. I don’t care if the Lions end up squandering their chances in the playoffs after that. A Lions division title is something I haven’t seen post-adolescence and it would put to end an ugly streak for the franchise. Not to mention, watching Green Bay go home empty handed would be a pleasure in and of itself. That fan base has been spoiled beyond belief, and given all of the premature panic they expressed earlier in the season, going home early is exactly what that franchise deserves.
If I have to come up a little short on rent next month to make that happen, I’ll still consider it a win.