The 2011 NFL schedule is rolling right along, and one of the biggest surprises so far has been the Detroit Lions. Detroit has not been a Super Bowl contender, or even a playoff contender for that matter over the last decade but things have changed in the Motor City.
A healthy Matt Stafford and one of the best front sevens on defense have the Lions with a 6-2 record at the half way point of the season and having this team and it's fans thinking post season.
The Lions are one of only three teams that have six wins this season. The San Francisco 49ers (6-1) and Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) have six wins, and the only team better than these three are the 7-0 Green Bay Packers.
"You look back (at) the things we've done well, and the things we still need to work on, there's still a lot of things on that need to be worked on side of our equation, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said. " There's still things we can continue to get more consistent with."