The Lions are now 4-0. This Sunday, the Lions pulled off another improbable comeback victory. That’s the second come-from behind victory in a row. The Lions beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-30 after trailing by 24 in the third quarter (and were down by 20 by halftime last week against the Vikings last week, they beat them 26-23). Imagine what the score could be if they didn’t wait until the second half to start coming back.
The Lions’ success is a feel good story, and not just for Detroit (my mom has been a Lions fan ever since she was a kid). All this success comes three years after the 0-16 season in 2008. Two years after the 2-14 seasons and last year’s 6-10 season. Granted the Lions were improving, but nothing stings like a winless season. Especially because no team had ever lost 16 games in NFL history; that had to hurt.
Granted the Lions look like a threat now, so I’m sure the entire league isn’t pulling for them (especially not anyone from the NFC North), but you have to admit, it’s great to see them winning. It’s also good to see Matthew Stafford playing without injury. Calvin Johnson is coming back from a Pro Bowl season, and Ndamukong Suh is as ferocious as ever.
We will have to see what the Lions have to offer this year, but their potential is definitely exciting. So, we can set back, relax and enjoy the rest of the season.