6 Reasons Why the 4-0 Detroit Lions Are Not a Fluke

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6 Reasons Why the 4-0 Detroit Lions Are Not a Fluke
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Calvin Johnson comes down with a spectacular touchdown to give the Lions the win.

For the last decade, the Lions have been the laughing stock of football. After enduring a 0-16 season less than three years ago, Detroit has put themselves back on the map by starting 4-0. For the first time in over 10 years, the Lions are the talk of the league, and this time for positive reasons.

The history books have not been kind to the Lions in recent years, which includes a winless season and the longest road losing streak in history of the NFL.

After canning much maligned (that's an understatement if I've ever heard one) General Manager Matt Millen midway through the 2008 season, current GM Martin Mayhew has taken over and surrounded himself with winning personalities. 

Are the 4-0 Lions for real? Or will they convert back to the Lions we all know and love, and collapse at the end of the season? Remember, this was the same franchise that started the 2007 season 6-2, before ending 7-9 and then going 0-16 the next year.

But this is a franchise under completely different management now, and this is a franchise that is on the verge of something special.

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