The Detroit Lions played their first division game of the season last Sunday vs. the Packers at Ford Field, and came away with a 31-23 victory.
“There are only 16 games,” head coach Matt Patricia said after the game. “So every win is important. Every one is critical. Obviously, the division games (NFC North) … they’re huge. It’s always good to win going into the bye. It usually makes everyone in the building a little bit happier.
“I’m just proud of our guys for competing. They had good mental toughness throughout the course of the game and just hung in there and kept battling until the end.”
Now the Lions enter their bye week at 2-3, and have a chance rest and recover before resuming their season Week 7 in Miami.
“It’s really a big week for us,” Patricia said. “It’s really a big week to make sure we’re doing things we need to do the right way and get back to some fundamental technique work, which through the course of the first part of the season tends to get put on the back burner a little bit.”