“Winning calms down Lions fan base” – Terry Foster
Can we calm down now?
Did the Detroit Lions do enough during their 42-17 victory over the Denver Broncos to convince you that this is not the same old Lions?
I don’t know if you have paid attention to this crazy and wacky monster called the 2023 NFL season. Every blue blood has taken a beating—even the Honolulu blue bloods. This season is The Revenge of the Nerds where lesser teams have taken whacks at better teams and brought them to their knees.
Dallas lost to Arizona, a team some predicted would not win a game this season.
The San Francisco 49ers (10-3) lost three games in a row.
The Kansas City Chiefs (8-4) are on a two-game losing streak.
The Philadelphia Eagles (10-3) were throttled in their two biggest games against Dallas and San Francisco.
The Lions took their lumps during a one-month stretch. The defense wasn’t where you wanted it. Turnovers plague quarterback Jared Goff. The defense looked a lot like the Eagles defense—porous and non-aggressive.
But magic happened Saturday night. That defense pitched a first-half shutout against a hot team. Goff hung on to the ball against a team that does not allow you to hang onto the ball.
“We just needed to win and we did that today,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said. “Look, we just cleaned up a couple of things and focused on our job at hand, the details of it.”
So now I must ask you.
Does defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn still need to lose his job?
Do the Lions need to bench mitten hands Jared Goff?
Are the Lions going to blow winning their first division title since the 1990s?
Are the Lions about to break your heart again?
My guess is you would answer no to most of those questions. That’s what winning does.
It calms down a fan base and sends a team back on track toward its mission of winning a title.
Calm down my friends.
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