Many people thought it couldn’t be done — that is the dreaded 0-16 record the Lions suffered in 08′. Accumulating an 0-16 record was less likely than going 16-0, which the New England Patriots accomplished in 07′ just a year prior.
Armed with some new players, a standout rookie quarterback, and a boosted morale, this team was ready to win some games in 2009.
It has been one bad draft pick after another for the Detroit Lions, nothing has worked. When will they get it right?
Entering week 2, the Lions found themselves at home in Detroit, against division favorites (and last year’s NFC North winners), the Minnesota Vikings. This, too, was a game they were expected to lose, but a team that goes 0-16 the prior year should be expected to lose just about every game it plays.
The Lions jumped out to a nice start, and even led the game 10-7 at halftime. It really looked like the team had a shot to win this game, and this may have very well been the end of a dreadful losing streak! Could it really be?
Hopefully in 09′ the Lions can reach the .500 mark and maybe make the playoffs one year. If any city deserves a winning football team for once its Detroit, they have been beyond patient with their team.
The team continues on in its quest for a victory with a game against the Redskins next Sunday. Maybe they’ll finally get that win.
The Redskins haven’t looked to strong in their first two games, so I’m not counting them out.