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The Detroit Lions are on a two game winning streak. Two consecutive wins by the Detroit Lions, both divisional contests, have demonstrated something the team has been lacking for several years: the ability to finish games. Although they haven’t played lights-out football, the Lions have weathered the emotional storms of each game and made huge plays in the fourth quarter to win. Having played half of the season, the Lions are already at their win total from last season sitting at 3-6. The Lions have some tough opponents coming up with the Giants next Sunday and Bills on Thanksgiving Day, but entering those games on a two game winning streak will most likely fuel the teams morale.

Amon-Ra St. Brown was incorporated into the Detroit Lions’ offense early and often. The team got creative and conscious of how to involve him more. He caught 10 of 11 targets for 119 yards and added a rush for 2 yards to help move the chains at a crucial moment for the team. With the big day on Sunday, St. Brown now has 139 catches in his first 25 NFL games, which puts him in the top 10 all-time in the league.

Lions top draft pick from 2020 Jeff Okudah is finally showing his elite cornerback skills that he displayed at Ohio St. and becoming the player the Lions expected him to be. Now in his third season with the Lions, the 23-year-old defensive back has made plays and established himself as a key member of the defense. A fourth-quarter interception made by Okudah on former Ohio St. teammate Justin Fields, help set up the Lions’ third victory of the season. Okudah spoke on the team’s social media channel saying, “I mean, honestly, I’m just enjoying this year. I’ve been through a lot of things my first two years, had plenty of lows. So I don’t take any of these moments for granted. Winning these games, being able to make plays, I don’t take any of that for granted. I’ve seen the other side of it. So I’m enjoying every single moment because you never know when the moment will be over.”

The Lions will take on the 7-2 New York Giants at Metlife Stadium. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Giants are favored by 3.5 points in this game. If the Lions want to win this game, defending Barkley will be essential–the Seahawks did this, holding him to just 62 total yards, and were able to come out victorious. Another key thing about the Giants, they have been able to close out games, which has helped propel them, to a 7-2 record. The Lions will have to be the better team at “closing out the game,” something that has been one of the biggest positives for the Lions the past two weeks, if the want to win their third straight game in a row.