Jonah's Jabs: Lions getting my hopes up
By Jonah Unger
The Detroit Lions played the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Ford Field. The two teams went into the game with the same record of 4-7.
As a Lions fan I have learned not to get my hopes up when the Lions are doing well,
because they always disappoint. That being said, I always get my hopes up anyway.
However, the Lions decided to play winning football Sunday, and it turned out to be
not only a blowout, but an embarrassing day to be a Jaguars’ fan.
Being a Lions fan, I am rarely on the winning side of a blowout game, so when it happens
I feel it is my moral obligation to rub it in people’s faces.
The final score was 40-14. Jared Goff and Tom Brady must have switched bodies for
a game because Lions quarterback Goff threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, with
a shiny 75 percent completion rating.
I feel like Lions’ fans got to see what their team can look like when firing off all
cylinders, and I must say it’s more than impressive, especially coming off of a tough
loss against a strong Buffalo Bills team on Thanksgiving.
The Lions have now entered the “playoff race,” and sit in second place in the NFC
North, behind the intimidating 10-2 Minnesota Vikings.
Seeing the Lions go to the playoffs this year is number one on my Christmas list to
Santa, ahead of a new car. With that being said, it might take more than Christmas
joy to drag the Lions into the playoffs.
All jokes aside, a redemption season is what Lions’ fans needed most this season. They have a bright future, with a strong young core as well as the Los Angeles Rams’ number one draft pick for this upcoming draft. I might be witnessing a new era in Lions football.