Sitting at 1-3 and entering the bye week, the Detroit Lions have no choice but to sit and stew on their miserable start to the 2012 NFL season. A quarter of the season is over and the outlook is bleak, but there is a lot of football left to play.
There's still time to turn the season around.
Obviously the Lions are one of the most disappointing teams of this young season. After the success of 2011, optimism was at an all-time high. That's why their subpar performance has been hard to swallow.
They were expected to do so much more.
Instead, they've underperformed and have been outplayed in each of their first four games. Honestly they're lucky to have one win.
The Lions don't look like the same team—in more ways than one. Their problems are numerous and might seem insurmountable.
Fear not. It's too early to write them off. Here's how the Lions can salvage their season.