Entering Week 16, the Detroit Lions own both a 7-7 record and an outside shot of winning the division. The outlook for making the playoffs was much better for the Lions a little over a month ago, but losing four out of their last five games, including blowing fourth-quarter leads in each loss, has not helped their cause.
Sure, Detroit is a few plays here and there from owing 9 or 10 wins, or perhaps even 11, but don't tell that to Lions safety Louis Delmas, who firmly believes his squad should be 14-0 at this juncture.
“For all the talent we have … there’s no reason we shouldn’t be undefeated, there’s no reason we shouldn’t have won more games,” Delmas said. “But stuff happens. We definitely feel the pain that everybody else is feeling because we’re actually the ones out there losing. We know what we’re capable of and we know what it takes to get wins around here, and that’s what we have to do.”
You have got to love the confidence.
The Lions still need plenty of help in order to win their first division title in 20 years. Detroit must win both of their final two games and have both Green Bay and Chicago lose once for that to happen.
Via Detroit Free Press