After very nearly a year — their previous win came on Dec. 6, 2020 — the Detroit Lions are victorious again!
It wasn’t easy, with a 14-point halftime lead wiped out in the fourth quarter, but when are Lions wins ever easy? The win brings them to 1-10-1, which is probably about as well as draft pick fans want them to do. The Jets and Texans both lost Sunday to drop to 2-10, a half a game behind the Lions for the No. 1 overall pick — and they play each other later this month.
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Coming up, though, it’s on to Denver; the Broncos just couldn’t keep up with the Chiefs on Sunday night, dropping back to 6-6. They’re beatable, especially if quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (who was offered to the Lions in a potential Matthew Stafford deal) keeps throwing pick-sixes like he did Sunday night in Kansas City. Can the Lions win two straight for the first time since Oct. 18-25, 2020?
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Before that, Lions head coach Dan Campbell will kick off the week by speaking with the media to give updates on injuries and any other potential news.
Follow along as Campbell takes the podium at 2:15 p.m.
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