The Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills are 3-0. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the Lions and Bills are 3-0.
Both teams did not luck themselves to 3-0 – they earned it.
The Lions came from a 20-0 deficit to beat the hapless Minnesota Vikings 26-23 in overtime. The fact that the Lions did so on the road was even more impressive. Coach Jim Schwartz is turning the Lions into mean sons-of-bitches on the field, and I am loving it.
The Bills had to do so in comeback fashion – against the New England Patriots no less – is impressive in its own right. Keep in mind that before Sunday’s game, the Bills lost 17 of their last 18 meetings with the Patriots. If that was bad enough, the Bills fell behind 21-0 in the first half at home. Yesterday’s Bills would have quit and assumed the fetal position. But the 2011 manned up and did the Patriots in the end. Pats coach Bill Bellicheat is still stunned over the defeat.
Look, I don’t think the Bills will make some noise in the playoffs (I think the Lions will), but they are vastly improved and cannot be taken for granted.
Combine the Lions’ and Bills’ starts with the Raiders making some noise at 2-1, this makes me channel the late Vince Lombardi: “what the hell is going on out here?!!”