Hope is good
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Look it’s really hard to argue for a team that’s 1-5 and just got their first win less than a week ago, in ugly form no less. But let’s be real for a moment. This is simply sports. Most will tell you things are impossible and then quickly forget the impossibility once the impossible happens.
The fact remains that no team has ever started an NFL season 0-5 and lived to tell about it in January. But then again, no team had ever come back from being down 3-0 in a playoff series in baseball. It took a long time but it happened. Nobody could ever beat Jerry Rice’s single season receiving record, Calvin Johnson broke it in 2012 and now it’s possible it may be broken again in 2015. Sports are an ever-changing thing. What you think you know, you really don’t.
Then there’s this. Let’s face it football fans, the NFL is pretty mediocre these days. Outside of the Packers and Patriots, who knows what will happen in the next 11 weeks of football. Currently there are six teams that won 10 or more games in 2014 that have records of .500 or below. Including the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. The Lions are a decent win streak away from jumping back in the playoff race and erasing the memory of the horrible 0-5 start.
The Lions best chance at this point is to build off the momentum of their first win and hope the world continues to crumble around them and maybe they can sneak into the sixth seed.
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