The Detroit Lions' Slow Start Means Trouble and Here's Why

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The Detroit Lions' Slow Start Means Trouble and Here's Why
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Detroit's 1-3 start is going to mean a long road for the rest of the season

The Detroit Lions are not done yet, but their slow 1-3 start makes the road to the playoffs very bumpy. And the troubling part is, the road is looking more dangerous by the week.

Last season, the Lions made the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons. It looked like all the years of high draft picks finally paid off, but maybe Detroit is still Detroit after all.

The Lions are off to a disappointing 1-3 start. They squeaked by St. Louis, were dominated by San Francisco, lost a close one to Tennessee in overtime and they were shutdown by Minnesota.

Paula Pasche of The News-Herald (via wrote about coach Jim Schwartz's thoughts on the start. “We’re 1-3, not the start we envisioned,’’ Lions coach Jim Schwartz said on Monday. “We can certainly work our way out of that.’’ 

Now, a 1-3 start does not usually mean the team should start making plans for what to do once the regular season is over. Detroit has actually recovered from a similar start before.

Back in 1995, the Lions started 0-3, yet they were able to fight and make the playoffs.

Unfortunately, coach Schwartz and the Lions probably will not be able to "work their way out of it." 

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