I feel sorry for you that you've only got one reply, hence the following. I watched the entire game at the local saloon and was fairly surprised (the Lions actually have a decent Thanksgiving Day Game record)
that they looked, for the most part, like a professional football team. That The Packs DIDN'T, for the most part, obviously helped, too.
That the judgement of this game would lead one to believe a far brighter future for the Lions may be a stretch, though. I've been waiting for something since I moved into the Detroit area in 1965 and I'm leaving next year. Nothing in 38 (I say again, 38) years. I wouldn't bet a dime on me seeing them get to the Superbowl before I die in retirement. My new "hometown" team, the Tennessee Titans, on the other hand.....Regards...Jack
all best; jack