Detroit Lions outlook for the rest of the 18-19 season.
The Detroit Lions are 2-3 coming out of their bye week and looking to beat the Miami Dolphins. Miami on the other hand is coming into this game fresh off of a win vs. the new look Chicago Bears. They did this, with backup QB Brock Osweiler, which made this victory even more impressive. The Lions won the game before the bye against the Green Bay Packers, giving Lions fans hope for the rest of the season.
Some people see hope with the Lions going forward, but I'm not one of those people. Matthew Stafford hasn't changed, an inconsistent gun slinger, who at times, mostly when down a TD or two, is a top tier QB in the NFL. Also a defense who's front, is one of the worst when it pertains to stopping the run game of the opposing team. The secondary and receiving core are still a strength for this Lions team, with the emergence of second year receiver Kenny Golladay, and pro bowl corner back Darius Slay.
Why I'm skeptical of the Lions the rest of the way is they still have to play Chicago twice, who is a much different team than previous years, and Minnesota twice, who improved at QB with Kirk Cousins, and still have one of the superior defenses in the NFL. Green Bay isn't the best team in the NFC North anymore, but still sneaky with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. Although, I do believe the Lions will beat the Dolphins in Miami this upcoming week, they have a long, tough road ahead. Also looking deeper into the schedule they have the undefeated LA Rams, who are still clicking on offense and defense. It wouldn't shock me if the Lions finished 7-9, or 6-10, but they are an Defensive Tackle, and Offensive Lineman away from being an actual contender in the NFC.