Prior to the preseason when I looked at the NFL schedule I guessed the Detroit Lions would finish 5-11. After an impressive pre-season, I started eating a bit of cornbread and washing it down with a bit of cool-aid. I figured maybe 7-9 or even dare I say 8-8. So week 1 rolled around and I was so confident I layed some coin in the Lions to not only beat the Falcons, but to cover the spread against them. Well somehow I forgot... they're the Detroit 'Freaking' Lions. Before I took my first bite of Nachos they were down 21-0 and Michael Turner looked like Bo Jackson. I still managed to find a silver lining. Calvin Johnson looked good and Detroit started rolling after a slow start. I figured they're still a 5-11 team though if they lost to lowly Atlanta.
Week 2. The big bad Green Bay Packers came to town. I expected this to be a loss after all Green Bay were in the NFC championship last year. Well it started off worse than I hoped. But the Lions showed hope... they fought back. Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson was living up to the hype the 'D' was making stops late in the game... the Lions took the lead with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter... and lost by 3 scores. Only the Lions could do that at home.
Week 3. This was the worst and most devestating loss thus far. SF is not a good team. I'm back to reality... Detroit sucks. Jon Kitna is useless. The offensive line is useless. The defense is useless. They got killed. So my assessment... this team is going to go 2-14... just because it's the NFL and it's almost impossible to go 0-16. I pray to the lord that my 7 month year old son is not a Lions fan.