Detroit Lions: How to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 17
Draft position is at stake, but beating a division rival and sweeping them is more important. The Detroit Lions can end 2017 the right way, with a win.
I don’t care about getting a higher draft pick. It’s all about who you draft, not where you draft. The Detroit Lions have a chance to sweep the Green Bay Packers, and it doesn’t get much sweeter than that.
Play like it means something
Yes, the Lions are not playoff bound, but that doesn’t mean they should throw in the towel. Not very often do they sweep the Packers.
What’s the best part of this game? It’s just football.
Sounds so boring, but yet it’s so pure. Guys just going out there to ball and play the game they love.
Winning is everything. In order to remove losing from their culture, the Lions need to go out there and thrash the Packers. Removing this losing narrative doesn’t get resolved by trying to lose.
Eliminate the costly mistakes
More times than not, Detroit is their own enemy. Instead these ridiculous mishaps of missed opportunities, tackles, points, whatever, put together a clean game and win convincingly.
Too many times this year, the Lions lose/win close games. Also, getting crushed a few times. Seeing them beat up on a team just once could be good momentum for next season.
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Coaches perform like it’s their game
Jim Caldwell’s last game as head coach for the Lions is all but ordained. Other positions could be up for grabs as well.
This means this staff shouldn’t assume they’re coming back. They need to coach for their next job.
There are a few coaches that deserve to stay, but overall the Lions need to clean house. Building a winning culture in Detroit requires change.