Detroit Lions: Despite the win, there are still plenty of questions

Detroit Lions defense - Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
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Despite the Detroit Lions beating up on an inferior opponent, there are still many more questions than answers.

The Detroit Lions did what any professional sports team is supposed to do last weekend; they beat up on an inferior opponent. So forgive me for not getting excited.

There were disenchanted Lions fans everywhere. Their team did what the Honolulu  Blue and Silver faithful have always wanted; overwhelm an opponent. But instead of being happy, they could only feel the rage of betrayal as their alleged opportunity to see general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia tossed out the door didn’t materialize.

The Lions never seem to give their fans what they want. Get your hopes up for a win over a good team and this franchise finds some horrible way to disgrace themselves. Ask for them to play as they usually do and give away a game they should win and they dominate.

This franchise hasn’t only ‘Lionized’ many coaches, but the fans as well. Will it ever change? We can only hope there is some sort of light at the end of the tunnel.

But for now, we are left sifting through the rubble of the Lions big win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Still searching for answers. For some, still hoping to see change.

Yet now the Lions are wading into a very winnable stretch of their schedule. They are in a position to do exactly what was mandated; play meaningful games in December. A very open and innocuous mandate that may still save the professional lives of Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia.

Between the Lions schedule and the additional playoff positions that were added for this season, these Lions have every opportunity to play meaningful games in December. If the mandate had been to make the playoffs and get a win there, then I dare say that Patricia and Quinn would be done for.

Instead, that open-ended mandate could still very well be attained and the dynamic duo of Quinn and Patricia could possibly be back next season. Even if they miss the playoffs, by the letter of the mandate they could still fulfill the demand and maybe return.