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It wasn’t that way back that the idea of being excessive on the Detroit Lions was one thing that must be dealt with by medical professionals. The Lions had been a joke, a laughing inventory. However now issues could have modified.
Whereas the Lions are nonetheless a recreation below .500 on the season, they’ve received 5 of the final six video games and sit only a recreation and a half out of the playoffs. They’re successful and getting loads of consideration within the course of.
Not solely are the Lions discovering success, they’re fascinating. And in a a lot better method than Lions groups of the previous had been “fascinating.” Head coach Dan Campbell is a caricature of a soccer man and it’s working. Jared Goff has gone from a quarterback bust to a reinvented success story.
In fact, the Lions are nonetheless a methods away from being a Tremendous Bowl contender. For now, they sit amongst a bunch of unusual groups getting consideration this 12 months. However in line with the newest SB Nation Reacts survey, the Lions stand above the remainder of their counterparts because the staff almost definitely to succeed in a convention championship recreation.
The Lions greater than doubled the full votes of the subsequent staff, the New York Jets, who’re above .500 and are solely a tiebreaker out of the playoffs.
This isn’t to say followers suppose the Lions will attain this season’s NFC Championship Recreation. However followers throughout the nation appear to suppose this staff will proceed to enhance and develop. Within the NFC North, that feels extraordinarily attainable. The Packers are a rising query mark, the Bears are within the early stage of their very own rebuild, and even at 10-3 not even Las Vegas appears to belief the Vikings.
The Lions have an opportunity to proceed their scorching run this week in opposition to the aforementioned Jets. Based on followers, the Lions will get that win. Listed below are the complete slate of Week 15 fan picks.
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