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Sunday open thread: When will the Lions get their first win this year?

It’s gotta happen sooner or later, right?

NFL: DEC 06 Lions at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It hasn’t been an easy couple of games to start the year for Dan Campbell in his first year as head coach for the Detroit Lions. We knew it was going to be a tough stretch of games as the Lions were dealt a tough hand, and it’s not going to get any easier against the Baltimore Ravens, who are coming off of an impressive win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

So, when does it get easier?

The Lions have a few games that are very winnable prior to their bye week. I’m looking at Week 4 in Chicago, home vs. Cincinnati in Week 6, and home vs. Philadelphia in Week 8. Those, to me, are our best chances at putting one in the win column.

Today’s Question of the Day is...

When will the Lions get their first win this year?

My answer: Week 4 against the Bears.

By no means will this be an easy game, but I think we can pull off a win on the road against a weak Bears team that will likely be featuring an inexperienced Justin Fields at the helm.

Last time we asked this question, around half of you chose the home opener against the 49ers as the Lions’ first win. Obviously, that didn’t happen, but we came very close due to a near-miraculous comeback. The next closest result was Week 4, with 17 percent of you thinking the Lions would get their first win against the Bears.

The Lions could have a shot against the Ravens if they get out to an early lead much like they did against the Packers and force Lamar Jackson to throw the ball and test out his arm. We’ve seen the way this defense has performed so far, though, and I’m not willing to bet that we keep this one close for all four quarters.

What do you think, Lions fans? Can the Lions get their first win today, or will they have to wait a while? And who will be their first victim?

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