Detroit Lions Are Tied with These 4 Teams for the Best NFL Record
No, you’re not drunk on blue Kool-Aid. No, you don’t have a Honolulu blue hangover. The Detroit Lions are tied for the best NFL record this season, and it’s real. This is a Cinderella story like no other, my friend.
The Detroit Lions are tied for the best record in the NFL following their huge win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Factor into that the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles losing last weekend, and you see why the Lions are on top. Before Sunday (Oct. 15), the 49ers and Eagles were the only remaining undefeated NFL teams this season at 5-0. Detroit was 4-1, and they went to 5-1 after the Tampa Bay win. The 49ers fell to the Cleveland Browns, and the Eagles lost to the New York Jets. That had to sting.
Detroit Lions Are Tied for the Best NFL Record with These 4 Teams
So, now, five teams are tied at 5-1: the Lions, 49ers, Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. Seeing the Lions in the same class as the Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles and 49ers is mind-blowing in the best way. Being tied for No. 1 is great. But, in the NFC standings, Detroit is currently in third place due to its loss came against the Seattle Seahawks, another NFC team. That game hurt, in more ways than one. Long story. But, no team is perfect, so I’ll take our tie for being No. 1 in the league.
Now, 11 games are left in the regular season, and the Lions are standing strong. They don’t have a bye week until early November, so hopefully the team can get these injuries under control before that break. The Lions are also 2.5 games ahead of the No. 2 Green Bay Packers in the NFC North. Any longtime Lions fan will attest to the fact that this is a very rare, and incredible, time to be a Lions enthusiast. What are the top teams in the NFL right now? That’s part of what we discuss in my latest podcast, “The Squad with Anne Erickson,” which you can listen to below. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts, and contact me here.