When we made our picks for Week Three, we pondered the Redskins-Lions matchup carefully.
We scratched our heads. We studied tape. We reviewed statistics and trends and game-day weather projections, since even when playing in a dome the outside conditions could, theoretically, have an impact.
And then, roughly ten seconds after commencing our review, we picked the Lions to get their first win since December 2007.
We knew it would make a few eyebrows raise. But now our so-called friends at NBC have now raised the stakes, touting our predicted upset on the front page of NBCSports.com.
Of course, barely two weeks ago I picked the Redskins to make it to the Super Bowl. But that was before a couple of lackluster performances during which I concluded that, while the Redskins definitely have the talent, they apparently do not yet have the coaching.
That said, there’s still a chance they’ll get on the right track.
And I’m hoping that they do.
Right after they lose to the Lions.