I’m still buzzing after Sunday’s wild finish between the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts. It has suddenly become a staple over the past few years for this Lions team to be completely schizophrenic. At some points, like over the first two quarters on Sunday, they look unstoppable. But then the third quarter happens, and you wonder if this team will end up winning more than four games this season.
It’s ultimately very confusing, and in the end you want to just be happy with a win, but you can’t help shake the feeling that this game means something.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
After the Lions’ 39-35 victory over the Colts, do you feel better, worse or the same about the team?
My answer: slightly better. I know the Colts were banged up all over the defense, but I was very pleased to see the Detroit offense pick up where it left off last season. The Lions had a running game, they utilized the short-pass game to perfection for most of the game and the offensive line held up well enough. I’m not ready to carry offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter into the sunset, but to see he and Matthew Stafford click for another game is another notch in his belt.
Defensively, obviously things were a bit of a disaster. However, there were moments of optimism—mostly from DeAndre Levy or Kerry Hyder—that makes me believe the Lions defense could eventually click. Don’t sleep on the Colts offense, either. It’s going to be pretty good.