Why Sunday's game at Green Bay is still very meaningful for the Lions
But the season is not over, just playoff aspirations. The Lions still have a quarter of their schedule remaining. The wrong approach would be just playing out the string.
While the Lions aren't playing for a championship any more, they are playing for more than just pride. These four games will determine whether some players will stay or go, and in some instances, whether they remain in the league.
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So while Sunday's game at Green Bay is meaningless on the surface, it is an opportunity for the Lions to gain back a measure of respect they have justifiably lost. It's Sunday Night Football, which is generally the highest-rated show on all of television most weeks. It is against a top team. One of the biggest knocks on the Lions current regime is they "haven't beaten anybody." Also, what bigger ghost if there for the Lions to exorcise than Lambeau Field? They haven't won there since Herman Moore was a rookie and Matthew Stafford was learning how to walk.
A win Sunday is not going to bring back a lost season. That ship has sailed. But the Lions need to move forward as quickly as possible. Getting an improbable victory at their longstanding house of horrors Sunday would be the perfect start.