Fan confidence was at a season low last week. The Detroit Lions had just lost their third consecutive game after a frustrating contest with the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were 3-4 and dangerously close to dropping out of NFC North contention completely.
But on Monday, the Lions didn’t just beat the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau for the second time since 1991, but they dominated. They outgained the Packers by 100 yards. They converted over 61 percent of their third downs. And they held the Packers to just three points through the first 50 minutes of the game.
Now the Lions are 4-4, two games behind the Minnesota Vikings and with an extremely favorable schedule ahead. So today’s Question of the Day is:
Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after their win over the Packers?
My answer: Much better. Like the 97 percent of you, I thought Monday night was an absolute must-win game for the Lions. And to be honest, even though I picked Detroit to win, I didn’t have a lot of confidence in them. Green Bay was coming off a bye, and I had no idea what to expect of Brett Hundley.
But despite the extra week of rest and game-planning, the Packers looked like the more inferior team by a large margin. Even if Green Bay is a bottom five team without Aaron Rodgers, picking up a road division win in primetime and doing it in dominant fashion is an incredibly impressive feat for the Lions.
Detroit deserves a lot of credit of Monday’s win. It saved their season and rebuilt the confidence in their fan base. There’s still a ton of work to do to catch the Vikings, but the outlook is much brighter than it was 24 hours ago.
How do you feel after the Lions’ win over the Green Bay Packers?
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A little better
A little worse
A lot worse