With the Chiefs in the rearview, the Detroit Lions may have gotten the toughest opponent on their schedule out of the way in Week 1, escaping with a road win. We saw a lot of upsets in the first week, which can be normal because Week 1 is always unpredictable. It’s tough to know how a team is going to look after an offseason of reconstruction and a meaningless preseason.
The Minnesota Vikings, coming off of a 13-win season, lost to a Buccaneers team that many thought might be one of the worst teams in the NFL. They still might, and the Vikings look like they could be a lot worse than anyone expected. I mean, I knew a regression year was imminent, but losing to the Bucs? That’s unexpected.
The first two weeks of the season were looking like it was going to be a mini gauntlet for the Lions facing off against the Chiefs and Seahawks, but now after a number of unfortunate injuries to the Seahawks’ roster, a 2-0 start is looking more likely than not.
Today’s Question of the Day is...
Who is the toughest remaining opponent on the Lions’ schedule?
The Lions play the Cowboys on the road for the second year in a row. This year, the matchup comes in Week 17 on a Saturday night primetime game. Unless there are no stakes involved in this game, which seems unlikely, this could be a battle of epic proportions between two teams fighting for a division title late in the season. The Lions also have the added bulletin board material of getting trounced by the Cowboys last year, 24-6.