Hello Detroit Lions fans. For a long time it’s been really difficult to believe that the Lions were actually a real NFL team. That was especially true when they went 0-16 three years ago. It was really easy to look at your team’s NFL schedule and pencil in a win when the Lions were there.
But that’s changed now and the Detroit Lions are for real. The trajectory of success for this team is just amazing and right now, when the Lions are on the schedule, you better be ready for a game. The combination of an amazing defensive line, coupled with Mathew Stafford and Calvin Johnson on offense, has the Detroit Lions at 5-0 and tied with the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers for the division lead.
Speaking of which, could the season ending game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers decide the #1 seed in the NFL? We’re a long ways away but even writing the words has an air of unreality. But the Packers must travel to a frenetic Ford Stadium in a few weeks and that game might be crucial when the time comes for the Lions to hit Green Bay. Regardless, these Detroit Lions are for real. Welcome to the NFL.Eric Drouant