Fun fact, via NFL Research: The Lions are the sixth team in NFL history to win two road prime-time games in September. Two of the previous five teams to do so won the Super Bowl (three made the Super Bowl). Others: 2015 Broncos (won Super Bowl 50), 2014 Bears, 2009 Colts (lost Super Bowl XLIV), 1995 Cowboys (won Super Bowl XXX), 1995 Packers.
These aren’t your grandfather’s Lions.
But Goff knows a lot of work must be done in a long season.
“It’s four games in. We’re 3-1, we’re leading the division, and we feel good,” he said. “But at some point in the season we’re going to hit some real adversity. It happens to every team. Knowing when that moment happens, grabbing it and pushing through it will be our true test. That’ll come at some point and hopefully it’s not too bad, but we’re going to have to work through something at some point. That’s how we’ll know what we’re made of. I know what we’re made of, but we’re going to have to prove it.”
At least one person thinks the NFC North runs through Detroit: Packers QB Jordan Love.
When asked if he thinks Detroit is the team to beat, Love responded in the only manner he could after Thursday’s shellacking.
“Yeah. For sure,” he said. “Credit to them. They played really good tonight. I think it was us and them going into this game, but obviously we haven’t played the Vikings yet, but every time we play a North opponent it’s a huge game going forward to the end of the year. It’s a game we’ll be looking forward to next time we play them. We’ve just got to go and be better and go win.”
The Lions and Packers will conduct their 2023 rematch on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit.
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