Detroit Lions 2010 Schedule Preview: 16 Games, 16 Headlines (Part Four)

June 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Week 14 in the NFL is a very different place outside of Detroit.
Typically, the focus in December throughout the NFL shifts to playoffs, first-round byes, home field advantage, divisional races, and Super Bowl favorites.
For Detroit Lions fans, it’s about salvaging respect, draft positioning, and snapping long-standing losing streaks. In other words, it’s about “next year.”
By Week 14, we’ve usually come to a near-consensus on which college player will be our draft-delivered savior next year.
That, or we’re shooting each other down about it because we can’t agree.  Regardless, though, we’re not talking about playoffs (and yes, we’ve all done the Jim Mora thing at one point).
If you ask me now, in June, a month before the start of training camp, whether it will be reasonable to think “playoffs” by this coming December, I will tell you:
Over the last two seasons, the Lions have w...

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