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

How are you feeling after the Lions’ 28-13 victory over the Saints?

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We have been waiting for this all season. Finally the Detroit Lions completed what was generally a comfortable win. Detroit never trailed against the New Orleans Saints, and for the first time all season, they came out victorious without the need of any late-game heroics. From start to finish, the Lions controlled the game, and although we all nervously awaited a Drew Brees comeback, it never came.

The Lions victory ensured they would avoid back-to-back losing season this year, and it looks like the team could be destined for something great this year.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Do you feel better, worse, or the same about the Detroit Lions after Sunday’s victory?

My answer: A lot better. For the second week in a row, this team has got me feeling giddy. This was the most complete game from the team yet this season, and they did it as six-point road underdogs. This was a Saints team that was perceived to be turning things around and on its way to playoff run. The Lions completely derailed those plans and did it was the way that was both promising and shocking.

For the past few weeks, we have silently wondered whether this defense is for real. Sure, they have held teams like the Jaguars, Texans and Vikings to low point totals, but surely they’d get exposed against the Saints on Sunday. Nope. New Orleans—the second highest scoring offense in the league—was held to just 13 points, their lowest point total all year.

I’m feeling good. I’m feeling great. I’m feeling the need for some Victory Monday music.

Your turn.

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