Detroit Lions: 5 things to still look forward to this season
Though many may consider the Detroit Lions‘ 2018 season a lost cause at this point, there’s still plenty to look forward to if you dig deep enough.
Feeling down about the Detroit Lions? Did Matthew Stafford ruin your Thanksgiving? Are you ready to throw in the towel and find a new Sunday afternoon hobby for the rest of the year? Woodworking…making rubber stamps…finally finishing the basement…maybe a little calligraphy?
Not so fast! The playoffs might be out of reach, and all of the best offensive weapons (Kenny Golladay excepted) have been either injured, traded away, or are playing some of the worst ball of their career, but ALL is not lost. If you dig deep enough, there’s still plenty to look forward to on the field between now and New Year’s.
Here’s a week-by-week guide for how you can still manage to endure (notice I didn’t say enjoy) the final five games of Lions football this season.
Week 13: Welcome back Suh!
For the first time since 2014, Ndamukong Suh will be back in the friendly confines of Ford Field. For the first time in his career, Detroit’s greatest sports antihero since Bill Laimbeer will be back facing his former team. Even as cynical as I’m becoming towards this team, I have to admit that I can’t wait to see what type of reception Suh receives from the crowd. This one could really go either way depending on what type of mood people are in.
On the chance that you do hear loud cascades of boos frothing down from the 300 sections, you shouldn’t necessarily assume it’s for Dom though either. Facing the 10-1 Rams, fresh off a bye week and 54 point outing against Kansas City, there should be plenty of boos for everyone this Sunday. Hopefully that’s the case at concessions as well.
*Bonus: If Suh and Stafford have some bad blood between them that we don’t know about, this would seem as good a time as any for it to be revealed.