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Wednesday open thread: How many more games will the Lions win?

The Lions had a valiant effort against the Packers. Will it be enough against other teams?

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The Lions had a valiant effort against the Packers on Sunday, but came up just short. After getting shredded by Jamaal Williams, Davante Adams, and Marques Valdes-Scantling all day, it was nothing short of a miracle that the Lions had a fighting chance with a minute left in the game. While it wasn’t enough to come up with a win against the Packers, it just might muster a win or two in their remaining three weeks.

Question of the day: How many more games will the Lions win in the 2020 season?

I’m tempted to say one and count a win against the Bucs, but I simply do not see any way the Lions cover Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, and Rob Gronkowski when they’re all on the field at once. At the rate that the Lions’ cornerbacks are getting injured, I’m not sure there are even enough healthy cornerbacks to play against them, let alone cover them, on the Lions roster right now.

I still see the Vikings game as a winnable one, but that may change depending on how much Derrick Henry shreds the defense on Sunday. The Vikings have the least potent offense of all the Lions’ remaining opponents, and that’s saying something with Dalvin Cook leading the way.

This is all, by the way, operating under the assumption of Matthew Stafford’s availability. When that’s gone, hope is gone. The defense needs help, and I just don’t see it getting that help between now and January. The win against the Bears was fun, but hop in folks, we’re getting back in the tank.

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How many more games will the Lions win in the 2020 season?

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  • 60%
    0
    (344 votes)
  • 28%
    1
    (164 votes)
  • 5%
    2
    (32 votes)
  • 5%
    3
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