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Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ win over the Packers?

How are we feeling on this Victory Monday/New Year’s Day?

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Happy New Year, Pride of Detroiters. Sadly 2018 immediately brings a new season for the Detroit Lions: The offseason. But it wasn’t without a swift drubbing of the Green Bay Packers on New Year’s Eve.

After a—stop me if you’ve heard this one before—slow start, the Lions righted the ship and pretty much dominated the Packers from start to finish. The end result was a decisive 35-11 victory and a season sweep of Green Bay for the first time since 1991.

It didn’t really amount to anything and it probably didn’t save Jim Caldwell’s job, but it was nice for a stress-free afternoon and some players played well.

So with the 2017 season over and the offseason officially upon us, today’s Question of the Day is:

Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ 35-11 victory over the Packers?

My answer: A little better. We got a glimpse of what this team could have been. Detroit had something resembling a pass rush. Matthew Stafford had a fair amount of time. Jim Bob Cooter was even dialing up some innovative plays. The Lions had a running game. Okay, just kidding on that last one. That’s never going to happen.

But it all comes with the humongous caveat that it was a bad Packers team with an even worse injury problem. Green Bay wasn’t officially benching their starters, but enough were injured that it was essentially their second stringers in the entire game.

Had the Lions lost that game, however, there would be an extremely bitter taste in our mouths this New Year’s morning. So for that, I’m thankful.

Oh, and I feel pretty damn good after this happened last night:

Thanks for the season, Detroit Lions. Let’s get it in 2018.

Your turn.


Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ Week 17 win?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Much better
    (35 votes)
  • 35%
    A little better
    (129 votes)
  • 40%
    The same
    (148 votes)
  • 7%
    A little worse
    (29 votes)
  • 6%
    Much worse
    (25 votes)
366 votes total Vote Now

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