Sitting here a month ago, it looked as though this game against the Minnesota Vikings would be an easy win and Detroit would be heading into the bye week on a positive note. However after falling to the winless Tennessee Titans last Sunday while Minnesota pulled the upset at home against the San Francisco 49ers, the perspective on this game has changed dramatically.
Entering today’s matchup against the Vikings, the Lions already find themselves in a must-win game since another loss could be devastating for any playoff hopes they may have. However given the upsets and surprises around the NFL including within the NFC North a win for the Lions coupled with a Bears loss and all of a sudden Detroit will find themselves tied atop the division.
Not to mention another loss to a team the Lions should beat will only fuel the fire of those constantly calling for the heads of Martin Mayhew, Jim Schwartz, Matthew Stafford and any high profile personnel member or player.
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