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Detroit Lions fans are flatlining


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There comes a time every year in which the general population loses a little of their normal-day enthusiasm. The year grows long, the stressful holidays are on the horizon, you realize some of your annual goals will come up short, and the weather draws you inside, where you contemplate your entire life and the decisions you’ve made.

That time of year is called winter Detroit Lions December Football.

We’ve reached the breaking point with Detroit Lions fans. They’re no longer angry or spiteful or threatening to throw temper tantrums on Thanksgiving.

They’re bored. They’re tired. They’re just done. Poke them with a stick, they ain’t budging.

After the Lions’ Week 13 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving, Lions fans didn’t gain or lose any hope in the team’s future. In fact, Lions confidence has stayed put at seven percent for the last three weeks and has pretty much hung around the same spot since Matthew Stafford went down.

Take a look at our latest FanPulse results:

As of now, Lions fans have the seventh-lowest confidence among all of the SB Nation football sites. The Panthers, Jets, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars and Washington all have slightly lower confidence.

Even if the Lions manage to pull out a win or two down the stretch, it doesn’t seem likely that will move the needle on this emotionally-distant fanbase right now. For Lions fans, it’s already the most wonderful time of the year: Draft season.

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