I really like this match-up for Thanksgiving. We will have a “nothing to lose” mentality against Buffalo for this game, especially if we have four or five wins under our belt at this point. Sort of like how we pulled out all stops agains the Rams with trick plays last year. If we somehow pull the upset, this could be a ‘national stage’ type game. I can just see us lining up for a tying field goal with 3 seconds left and Fox tossing it to Jamo for the shocking win. The whole country, who is in love with MCDC from hard knocks, gets behind the Lions. In fact, after the game, the NFL has a closed door meeting with the refs where they are reprimanded for past unjustified treatment of the Lions, and a new covert program of “reparations for the mane”, as its later known, goes into effect. For the rest of the season, the Lions are the least penalized team in the NFL, and go on a five game winning streak. In the last game of the season, against the Packers, Hutchinson is not called for an obvious hands-to-the face twice in a row to make up for the Trey Flowers calls. He puts Rodgers out of the game, and we go on to win 38-35 for the Division crown, with Fox kicking the winning 67 yard field goal as time expires, because he begged Campbell to “put me in coach, I’m ready to play!”. He continues as our FG kicker, sub package QB, and sub nickel back while we go on an incredible streak of three point wins, including a 48-45 upset of the Rams in the NFC championship game. We win the SB and have picks 30 and 32 in 2023, but trade up for 2OA with Kweze to get Marcus Stroud in the April draft.
So, bring on those Bills.