Going on record about the Lions

This is not based on fact, this is based on gut. But my gut is growling — or should it be roaring? — that the Lions … (and this needs to be read slowly so as to savor each word) … are … going … to … win … Sunday.

It is not just me who thinks this. It is others in the league. There is a sentiment, though it is difficult to predict just how widespread, that Detroit will come through and get off its path to imperfection.

When this theory was floated past NFL Network anchor, Rich Eisen, he scoffed and said, “There’s no rule in the NFL rulebook that says a team has to win a game.”

No, but there is evidence that this could be the week. New Orleans has been eliminated from the playoff race. It is going to be difficult for the Saints to rally the emotion they need. They now are without Reggie Bush, yet another weapon. They are traveling on the road to a play a game that doesn’t matter against the worst team in football. Hard as it is to believe, it’s a tough spot for the Saints.

Meanwhile, the Lions are playing every game like it’s their playoff. Last Sunday they had a good Colts team tied at 21 with eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter. This team is playing hard. It is playing with some purpose. It is determined to avoid history.

This could be as off as one of Dan Orlovsky‘s passes. But something is telling me this is the week when we witness something not seen a single time this season.

A Detroit victory.

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