There was a time, not too long ago, when Detroit Lions fans were a pessimistic bunch — and the team often performed even worse than their fans’ low expectations. But the new regime in Detroit has changed the attitude of the fans significantly.
In fact, a DetroitLions.com survey asking Lions fans to predict the result of each game on the schedule yielded an extremely optimistic result: Lions fans think their team will go 15-1.
For three different home games — Week One against the Rams, Week Four against the Vikings and Week 13 against the Colts — more than 99 percent of the fans who responded to the online survey are picking the Lions to win. Week Six at Philadelphia is the win the Lions’ fans are shakiest on; only 52 percent of their fans picked the Lions to win that one.
The one game most fans think the Lions will lose is Week 14 at Green Bay, when 73 percent of Lions fans are picking the Packers to win. The Lions have lost 20 in a row at Green Bay, and even those optimistic Lions fans have their limits.