Just how far can the 2013 Detroit Lions go?

10/13/13 in NFL   |   rich_jones95   |   3 respect

Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) receives congratulations from wide receiver Ryan Broyles (84) and running back Joique Bell (35) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsIt is easy to forget that only five years ago the Detroit Lions were the laughing stock of the NFL.

An embarrassing 0-16 season in 2008 saw the franchise in disarray. Fast forward to 2013 and the Lions are a team who deserve to be taken seriously.

They remain unpredictable – they went 10-6 to make the play-offs in 2011 only to go 4-12 last season.

Yet a hard-fought road win over the Cleveland Browns leaves Detroit 4-2 and in a promising position ahead of the rest of the campaign.

Don’t get me wrong, the win was ugly; very ugly. But sometimes that is what you need. A win is a win, and despite a tough outing the Lions still came out with the result they needed.

A sign of a good team is often winning ugly. It is something the Lions have not always done in recent years, yet this weekend they proved they can do it

It is important that they don’t get too carried away – but I’m sure past experiences will prevent that from happening. They were 4-4 and looking promising 12 months ago before eight straight defeats saw their campaign collapse in frightening fashion.

However, it is definitely worth discussing just how far this side can go.
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