After big win, Lions have to maintain focus
ALLEN PARK -- It’s called the 24-hour rule. Twenty-four hours after a game, the Lions have to forget about it and move on to plan for the next opponent.
It works for losses and wins like Sunday’s 44-6 blowout of the St. Louis Rams.
“We have to make sure we don’t get a hangover from this win because I think you don’t want to make it more than it is, it’s just one win,’’ center Dominic Raiola said after the game. “I think it’s important we enjoy it, put it to rest tomorrow and we start talking about New York already. That’s a team that lost early, but now they’re on the rise.’’
The Lions (1-4) play at the New York Giants (3-2) on Sunday. Instead of tying the NFL record for 24 straight road losses, the Lions would like to roll up a two-game win streak.
One thing is for sure, Raiola and the other leaders of the team will keep them focused on the task at hand.
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