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At least Packers fans are more miserable than Lions fans

Hey, we have to find something to take solace in.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

When you’re a Detroit Lions fan entering December, you have to take pleasure in the little things. The warmth of the fire. Bundling under the covers with a loved one. When the seat heater kick. Oh, these are all warmth related. I’m not taking my first Michigan winter in 10 years well, okay?

Anyways, one other thing we can all take solace in is the Green Bay Packers misfortune. Like a meteor shower, its beauty lies in its infrequency. On the surface, watching an NFL team fail is boring. Hell, we get to see that locally nearly every year. But when it’s the Packers, that’s like watching a train wreck but with a chain of Ferraris running into each other. (Don’t worry, no one was actually injured in this hypothetical tragedy.)

Earlier in the week, we asked if Lions fans took any pleasure in watching the Packers burn, as they’ve dropped to just 4-6-1 on the season. 93 percent of you said yes. So here’s some more pleasure for you. Right now, according to our weekly FanPulse, Packers fans have less faith in the future of their franchise than Lions fans. Take a look:

After Sunday night’s loss to the Vikings, Packers fans are at a season-low 17 percent confidence level. The Lions, on the other hand, are still at 20 percent, far from their bottoming-out after losing to the Bears the first time around (6 percent).

It’s the tiniest of consolations in an otherwise extremely disappointing season for the Detroit Lions, but if we can’t take pleasure in the small things, we’ll all just be left out in the cold until the spring.

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