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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Lions have chance to go on a run

ALLEN PARK -- So after a comeback win against the Redskins on Sunday, the Lions know they still have plenty of work to do.

The combined record of their next three opponents is 6-15. Can they Lions go on a roll and extend the good feelings from Sunday?


Will it happen? Possibly.

The toughest challenge comes on Sunday when they host the N.Y.Jets (5-2) at Ford Field. The Jets are going to be a bit ticked off, because last week when they were coming off a bye week they got beaten 9-0 by the Packers (5-3).

The Lions are playing well at Ford Field where they have won their last two. They’re confident, even though they know they didn’t play a perfect game on Sunday. The Jets are three and a half point favorites.

Then the Lions hit the road to play at Buffalo (0-7) on Nov. 14 and Dallas (1-6) on Nov. 21.

Of course we all know the Lions haven’t won a road game since October 2007. But they are being served up the possibility to snap that streak on a silver platter for two weeks straight.

If they can’t top the Jets, it’s understandable.

If they can’t go on the road and beat two lousy teams who have one win between them, the Lions aren’t as mentally tough as they should be. That would be a huge problem.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)



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