After all these years, fans of the Detroit Lions sure have put up with a lot of losing.
So after last season's roaring success, why are so many of them ready to give up on their team? It's obvious they're not the Lions from a year ago. They've gotten off to an awful start but fear not, they can still save their season.
Currently fan despair has reached a pinnacle, but it's understandable. Watching the Lions fumble their way to a 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football was agonizing.
Especially given the high hopes everyone had. The truth is the Lions overachieved last year. They're a good team, but not good enough to overcome the types of mistakes that have plagued them so far.
That doesn't mean they can't turn things around and be successful. They could still make the playoffs, but their margin for error is minuscule.
Focusing on the playoffs won't help anyone though. For the Lions to be successful they need to approach the season one opponent at a time—and of course fix all those glaring mistakes.
Here are the most impactful things the Lions can do to save their season.
*All stats courtesy of ESPN