Detroit Lions NFC North Hopes: Should They Push the Panic Button?

November 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions stalled in the second half of last Sunday’s game, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 37-27.
Although Matthew Stafford and the Lions stringed together a strong second quarter, it still wasn’t enough to extend their NFC North lead nor overcome Ben Roethlisberger and a resurgent Steelers squad.
Now in a tie with the Chicago Bears (6-4) for the top spot in the NFC North, and with the Green Bay Packers lurking in the shadows, instead of being on the outside looking in, Detroit is on the inside ready to be thrown out by its divisional foes.
Is it time to push the panic button in Detroit?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are an abysmal 2-8. However, those two victories have come in consecutive weeks. You can say those victories were against struggling opponents that weren’t much good anyway.
But what is Tampa Bay?
This team cannot be underestimated. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson flourished in the first two quarters against Pittsbu...

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