Detroit Lions: 3 X-factor players for Week 8 vs. Colts

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Detroit Lions X-factors for their Week 8 matchup against the Colts.

The Detroit Lions are home. A two-week road trip saw them get back to back wins and breathe new life into their season. Now they arrive at Ford Field this Sunday in Week 8, looking to bag a third victory in a row. Detroit sits at 3-3 in the NFC North and it is imperative they keep winning and build momentum.

Detroit stole victory in Week 7 from the Atlanta Falcons. A dramatic conclusion saw Matthew Stafford lead a gem of a drive to score the game-tying touchdown. With Matt Prater’s PAT good, it sealed an incredible win for the Lions.

It was a win that keeps them in the hunt for a Wild Card berth. The Lions are starting to gather momentum at the right time. With the offense starting to click and the defense improving, Detroit is in with a chance of contending for a postseason spot.

But it will not be easy. Detroit is 0-2 at home, and they welcome a tough, talented Colts team this Sunday. While the Detroit Lions have looked better since their bye week, they have played two teams with losing records. The Colts are 4-2 and are back from the bye week. Frank Reich’s team is definitely in the playoff hunt and they will be a tough out for Detroit.

Its time for the Detroit Lions to deliver

Coming on the back of a three-year win, the Detroit Lions ownership made it clear they wanted to see progress and to be competing in December. Head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were on the hot seat before the season began. The Lions have managed to claw themselves back into contention and there is no doubt that the players are fighting for their head coach.

This game is now the real examination. The Lions have beaten two teams they were expected to beat. Now, the Detroit Lions have given their fans a glimmer of hope, and it is high time to prove themselves. T

hose two wins cant be false dawns; the Lions have to cash in and win at home. They’ll need standout performances from players on all sides of the ball, and Detroit will need their star players to stand up.

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