Well this is an unfamiliar position for me and the Lions.
For me, due to school projects and many sporting adventures over the last couple of weeks, this is the first time I have been able to get my opinions in on the site. Rob has done a tremendous job and I would like to thank him for that.
With that said, I’m also proud to say the Detroit Lions are your NFC leaders at the current moment and have a pretty favorable schedule heading into the possible playoff season.
Here is some of the reactions from the players today after the huge victory at Soldier Field.
“We control our destiny,” he said. “That can be to our advantage and it could hurt us. It could hurt us because now people are going to start talking about how well we’re playing and all the little things we are doing well.
“The one thing we can’t do, we can’t eat the cheese. We can’t worry about leading our division or winning our division; just worry about the next game.”
“The most important thing is we control our destiny,” said Ndamukong Suh, whose tipped pass led to an interception by DeAndre Levy and thwarted a potential go-ahead touchdown by the Bears at the end of the first half. “We don’t want to have to rely on anyone else to take care of us or help us get to the next level.” (From Detroit News).
The Lions now control where they go in the division for the first time in a long time. Sitting at 6-3, they have seven games remaining and only one of them, YES ONE is against a team with a winning record at the moment. If there was any time for the Lions to not be the Lions of old, it’s in the next seven games. In my opinion, they should win the next seven and go 13-3 and shock the world. However, this is the Lions we are talking about. But I do feel like they will go 11-5 losing to Baltimore and at the Eagles will be a tough road test.
With that said, I believe that they finish the year out with a NFC North title, something I have never said before.