With a few recent losses under their belt, rumblings are starting to pop up about the Detroit Lions not being good enough to go the distance.
A few examples I found just this morning:
You’ll see plenty of doubt from some fans as well, but many are forgetting just where the Lions are sitting right now.
“It’s not always perfect, and we’re fortunate enough to sit here with nine wins. A lot of teams would be happy to be at that place right now, but we gotta certainly do some things to play a little better ball the next few weeks,” said quarterback Jared Goff.
Goff says the losses at the hands of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears over the past few weeks don’t paint the proper picture.
“OK you cherry pick stats, we’re 2-2 in the last four — cherry pick the last seven, cherry pick the last eight. We can do this all day,” he said in a one-on-one with FOX 2’s Dan Miller.
The 29-year-old has never been one to listen to outside noise. In the press conference immediately following Sunday’s loss to the Bears, he even said a little bit of adversity at this point in the season isn’t a bad thing. Miller asked what Goff, as a leader, is going to tell his guys this week in preparation for the home matchup against the Denver Broncos on Saturday.
“Continue to heighten the urgency and understand what the situation we’re in is, how important everyday is, how important every hour is for the time that we’re in this building,” he said.
And onto the rest of your notes.
- What was with all those penalties? The detroitlions.com crew discusses that and much more that went wrong Sunday in a new episode of “Twentyman in the Huddle.”
- What is the biggest red flag the Lions need to keep an eye on to stay atop the division? I’m sure you can guess. NFL.com’s Jeffri Chadiha offers his answer.
- Probably not your most fun read, but the Detroit Free Press’s Marlowe Alter examines the Lions’ playoff history and chose the top five most painful losses.
- Like many people, Wojo thinks the Lions are on a sloppy slope. The real question: Will it become a slippery slope? He dives into where the Lions stand.