Starting with the defensive trenches, drafting Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairly in consecutive years, the Lion have a legitimate defense along with an up and coming offense. Matthew Stafford, in this third season as well, and Calvin Johnson are a quarterback-receiver combination from hell for defenses. Johnson, known to some as Megatron, is a seemingly unstoppable force that secondaries around the NFL have no choice but to fear.
Because of all their recent success the 4-0 Lions find themselves at home on Monday Night Football for the first time in over ten years. Detroit hasn't started a season 5-0 since 1956, which was before the Super Bowl Era even began. Having not played with the spotlight or expectations to win in years it will be interesting to see how the Lions respond. Look for the biggest match up to be between the Lions' defensive line against a suspect Bears offensive line. Jay Cutler has been thrown around all season by defenses and if the Lions can do that, and contain running back Matt Forte, they may be well on route to that 5-0 start.