Detroit Lions: Strong Finish in 2010 Bodes Well For Fast Start in 2011

January 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It seems like August 4, 2010 was only yesterday and I was standing on the sidelines of the opening practice of training camp in Allen Park, Michigan, as another hope-filled season of Detroit Lions football was about to ensue.
For those of us who languished through the winless season of 2008 that earned the Detroit Lions the title of “OwenXVI Champions,” and suffered through the two-win season of 2009, the Detroit Lions’ four-game win streak to close the 2010 campaign was more than welcome to the lifelong Pride Faithful.
Much like Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, the Detroit Lions 2010 season shows two different teams:  before the bye week and after the bye week.
By the end of the first six weeks of competition, the Detroit Lions had posted a 1-5 record, beating only the St. Louis Rams at home, a team they could not beat at home the year before.  The lone victory before the week seven bye was about the only high point, as quarterback Matthew ...

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