The Morning Fix

No one loses quite like the Detroit Lions.

Especially on the road.

The Lions lost last week to the New York Giants, dropping a 24th straight game on the road to match their own sorry NFL record set back in 2003.

Drew Stanton had his best day as a pro Sunday in New York. Against the swarming defensive line of the Giants, the Lions’ third-string quarterback made plays with his feet, his arm and came close to leading an improbable upset.

Stanton said he felt truly comfortable for the first time in a long time. Having “great players around me” helps, he said.

When times are rough, it’s always good to look at those who may have it worse to give yourself some perspective.

So when the Detroit Lions went through a couple of practices this week and sat 18 or 19 players due to injury, Jim Schwartz was able to lean on one thing in particular: at least his players are going to see the field again.

It is hard not to bend to temptation and go overboard in showering superlatives on Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Suh has been so good so soon — six games into his pro career — that some perspective must be maintained in evaluating his performance.

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