Why the Lions should forfeit against the Colts

It is an idea that could be criticized, mocked, laughed at.

But it is no more unimaginable than Detroit going 0-16.

Before it happens, in an effort to prevent it from happening, here’s an idea as ludicrous as an NFL team losing all 16 games.

The Lions should forfeit Sunday’s game at Indianapolis against the Colts. Really. Truly.

Instead of traveling to Indianapolis to play a Colts team that has won six straight games, that features Peyton Manning at quarterback, against a team still fighting to lock up a wild-card spot, in the game it is least likely to win all season, Detroit should wave the white flag. It should save the travel costs and its players’ health.
The Lions should take an unscheduled bye week, rest up physically, clear their heads mentally, and start gameplanning for the following Sunday’s Dec. 21 home game against the New Orleans Saints.

As preposterous as the idea is — and it is something completely blasphemous in the world of football — it actually might reduce the chances that the Lions will finish this season 0-16.

Detroit repeatedly has given away games this season. It has, at times, not shown up. Might as well really not show up Sunday. It could help Detroit veer off its path to imperfection.

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