ALLEN PARK, Mich. One way the Detroit Lions can take another step forward and become one of the elite teams in the NFL, perhaps even seriously contend for their first Super Bowl ever, is by becoming a more dominant team at home.
The Ford Field crowd seemingly became quite an advantage at times for the Lions last season en route to the franchise's first playoff berth in 12 years.
The noise was so deafening, it forced a team like the Chicago Bears into false start after false start.
But the Lions finished 5-3 at home good, but not great - losing to playoff teams such as Green Bay, San Francisco and Atlanta in their downtown Detroit stadium.
Consider the home records for some of the leagues other top teams Green Bay 8-0, New Orleans 8-0, Baltimore 8-0, San Francisco 7-1, Pittsburgh 7-1 and New England 7-1.
Thats what the Lions need to do in 2012 to keep this revival rolling.
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