Detroit Lions fans are experiencing a roller coaster of emotions this season. The majority has been exuberance and revelry, but things have swung in a direction that Lions fans have not endured in many years.
There is a backlash against the suddenly-successful upstarts. The word "overhyped" has not been associated with Detroit in decades (except for possibly early in the 2007 season).
Lions fans enjoyed the constant coverage for the first five weeks. They didn't prepare for the inevitable. People always tire of teams in the spotlight. See the New England Patriots for the biggest illustration of the phenomenon.
The Lions were never as good as their start but neither are they as bad, or filled with as many holes, as analysts are now speculating.
In fact, the Lions have the possibility to end the season as the best team in the NFL.
The following slides will specify the reasons why.