IS THIS THE LIONS' WEEK?

     I actually watched the entire Lions game this last Sunday-- that's what snowy weather can do.  I never watch in the good weather because we'll be inside for so long during the winter.  I told my wife near the end of the game at Indianapolis that I thought the Lions stood a great chance to finally win this Sunday in the home finale against the New Orleans Saints.  New Orleans is 1-6 on the road and is out of the play off picture with a 7-7 record.  I am worried to quarterback Drew Brees throwing at will, however, on the Lions' sieve like secondary.

     But the Lions clearly are still playing and still staying together.  Sunday's game is their Super Bowl in a weird sort of way.  They know they stink, but if they win a game they won't be the worst in NFL history.  I think they aren't even the worst team in the NFL now-- despite their 0-14 record I think they 're better than both St. Louis and Oakland.  But they play the Saints and then go to Green Bay.  Even though they haven't won in Green Bay since 1991 why can't they win this time?  Green Bay has a Monday night game next week at Chicago and then the home finale with the Lions.  The Packers are 5-9 and playing for nothing and why should they take the Lions seriously?

     What happens to the Lions in the off season is anyone's guess but it's clear, watching the game at Indy, that the Lions are intent on winning a game and are not merely mailing it in to the finish line.  No NFL team has ever gone 0-15 and I don't think the Lions will either.  Make it Detroit 24-20 this Sunday, spoiling the fun for those hoping to see imperfection at its best.

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