Detroit Lions: Here’s why Monday Night Football is a must-win
By Ryan Russell
The Detroit Lions will battle the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in Week Six. This is a must-win game for Detroit and here is why …
Monday Night Football will feature the Detroit Lions against the Green Bay Packers on October 14th. Some may say it is too early to call any game a must-win for the Lions, but I don’t agree. I feel that this is an extremely important game for Detroit and you may just agree by the end of this article.
The Lions are in a good position early on in 2019. The season started with a disappointing tie in Arizona. Detroit wasn’t supposed to beat the Los Angeles Chargers or the Philadelphia Eagles, but they did. Kansas City was supposed to beat the Lions in a blowout, but then Detroit nearly upset the Chiefs and that garnished some attention around the league. The Lions are currently sitting on a 2-1-1 record.
The Lions have been working to change the culture in Detroit and it appears that it is going quite well. This team has some fight in them and they want to win. The fans are buying in but still remain a bit uncertain. Almost as if they are expecting the same old Lions to return to Detroit at any given moment.
If the Lions want their fan-base to believe wholeheartedly, Monday night has got to end in a win. This is the game that they can show not just the fans, but the entire world and themselves that the same old Lions have left town.
A win on Monday night is exactly what the Lions need to show that this team is for real. Millions of football fans will be watching this game between division rivals. The Packers are being considered a Super Bowl contender and superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not easy to beat. A matchup on primetime for the lead in the NFC North and being the underdog on the road … Yeah, winning would be a huge statement.
This is precisely the type of game that can set the tone for the Lions going forward. A win would grow players’ and coaches’ confidence along with their fanbase. It would be a huge step going forward in the whole culture change for the Lions. Beating this Packers team would demand some respect as well. Make no mistake, as a loss would not end the Detroit Lions season, it is very much a must-win for the Motor City.