The Detroit Lions are on the wrong side of history again.
The last time they went 0-7 was in 2008 when they became the first team in NFL history to go 0-16.
Unfortunately, they may become the first team to repeat the infamous feat.
It’s not that they aren’t fighting every week.
They had a comeback that fell short and two games that ended in field goals.
Everyone thought that former Lion Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams would bury them to submission early.
But they found a way to compete and lost by nine points.
However, moral victories don’t count in the win column as they look to end their 11-game losing streak dating back to last season.
Head coach Dan Campbell tried to share laughable quotes and shed tears during press conferences to no avail.
Dan Campbell making me cry..pic.twitter.com/dzSUiZddtf
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) October 10, 2021
His challenge for quarterback Jared Goff to step up brought them results that fell short of a victory.
But they must not lose hope because they still have 10 games to go.
Winning one game can give them a nice rhythm that can lead to more victories.
Therefore, here are the games wherein the Lions have the best shot of winning.
Who knows, maybe the city will throw a feast if they get these contests.
3. Week 8 Against The Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles could be 1-6 if not for the blocked punt they returned for a touchdown.
Philadelphia isn’t in sync, especially on offense, because Nick Sirianni’s basic schemes don’t maximize his personnel.
Jalen Hurts ends up doing too much, and that’s not good for the Eagles.
i’m so over it 🥰🥰. pic.twitter.com/RVcc2HIIi0
— Zᴀʏʏ (@EaglesReek) October 19, 2021
If the Lions maintain the momentum they built against the Rams, they can sneak away with a home victory against the Eagles before their bye week.
The Eagles rarely score beyond 30 points, and the Lions can match them on the scoreboard.
2. Week 12 Versus The Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears’ quarterback problems continue with Justin Fields.
He had five turnovers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and failed to score a touchdown despite playing against the Bucs’ reserves in the secondary.
They remain reliant on their run game with Khalil Herbert at the helm, but their passing game is struggling.
Bucs defense shut down Justin Fields 😳
3 FUM (2 lost)
3 total points pic.twitter.com/rgVCVV6bSO
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 24, 2021
The Bears defense can be tight at times, but the Buccaneers made it look easy to defeat them.
Stopping the ground attack can shut down the Bears, which might be good enough for the Lions to claim victory.
Such a result will also give them some bragging rights against their NFC North rival.
1. Week 14 At Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos are in a free fall after winning their first three games.
Talks about the Broncos being an elite offense are distant memory after D’Ernest Johnson gained 146 rushing yards and a touchdown.
— Colum Cronin (@ColumFromCork) October 24, 2021
Meanwhile, their offense generated 14 points even if they had the advantage at the skill positions against the Browns.
If the Broncos’ collapse continues, the Lions can catch them off guard and put a mark in the win column.