If you are in the mood for a feel-good tale, you may want to delve into this.
The Detroit Lions have been mired in the doldrums for what seems like forever. There was little hope that 2011 would be much different.
A youthful Lions team is forgetting all about the past, and they're moving forward as real contenders to win the NFC North. That is a marvelous feat, considering how difficult this division has been in recent years. The Lions can now consider themselves a power in it.
On Sunday, Matthew Stafford and company will continue their cause of bringing hope back to Detroit. They have a fine litmus test facing them on the biggest stage in the regular season.
Monday Night Football brings us a great match between the Bears and the Lions. There is nothing less than pride on the line in this early season contest of division rivals.
In previous years, the Lions would be huge underdogs to the playoff contenders. On Monday, they meet on equal ground.
Looking at the matchup, I am confident that the Lions will escape with yet another victory, bringing them to a place we never thought they would be at this point, 5-0. An already special season gets another turn for the better.
They won't be the only victor of note this weekend. Here, we will break down five games that will have you riveted as fans.
It's been a tremendous season so far, filled with upsets, blowouts and heroics. Here are five teams that are guaranteed a victory mere days from now.