The Detroit Lions are finishing the 2012 season competing for pride and draft positioning. Week 13 won't be an easy matchup as they seek to end their three-game losing streak. The playoff-hopeful Indianapolis Colts will visit Ford Field Sunday against the Lions.
After costing themselves a key victory on Thanksgiving against the Houston Texans, Sunday will be a good test of Detroit's psyche. Blown opportunities and mental mistakes have been the blame of many losses this season. The Lions could use this game as a good rebound, especially before they go on the road to Lambeau then Phoenix to play the Arizona Cardinals.
The Lions aren't playing better football than the Colts, but on paper they're a better team. Here are three keys that should ensure a Detroit victory this week.