Schedule is difference between Lions, Rams
ALLEN PARK -- It’s time, actually it’s past time.
Sunday should be the day the Lions win their first game of the season when they take on the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field.
The Rams are 2-2, while the Lions, as we all know, are 0-4.
There is a huge difference in these two teams. It involves the schedule.
The Lions have no friends in the NFL scheduling office. They played three of their first four games on the road at divisional opponents (Chicago, Minnesota, Green Bay). When they reach the bye week they will have played four of their first six on the road.
Winning on the road is tough for any team, it’s tougher for the Lions because of the monkey on their back in the fact they’ve lost 23 straight road games. They can tie the NFL record, which they also own, at 24 with a loss at the New York Giants on Oct. 17.
The Rams, on the other hand, have played three of their first four at home. They lost their only road game -- at Oakland. It was a nice way to ease rookie quarterback Sam Bradford into the NFL.
The Lions have not gotten any breaks this year -- not from the officials, the football gods or the schedule makers.
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