It doesn't get easier
Life does not get any easier for the Lions (1-2) before the bye week (Oct. 25). Sunday they play the Bears (2-1) at Chicago. This could be their best chance to win prior to the bye. Both of the Bears wins have come on late rallies. Theyre beatable, but any road game in the NFL is tough.
The Lions want to build on their win over the Redskins on Sunday. Should they beat the Bears theyll be right in the thick of the action in the NFC North. If the Bears lose they will be 2-2. Green Bay (2-1) plays at Minnesota (3-0) in a huge Monday night tilt with Brett Favre facing the Packers.
Next up the Lions will face the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) at Ford Field on Oct. 11. The Steelers are off to a rough start, but dont forget that they are the reigning Super Bowl champs.
Then its off to Green Bay where the Lions havent won in years. The Lions will have a better shot of beating the Packers at Ford Field and theyll get their chance on Thanksgiving Day.