Despite losing all of the last five games and totally having won only two games for the whole season, the Detroit Lions actually sold out the tickets for their season finale! But I guess most of the audience will be wearing Chicago Bears jerseys as fans for a team who sent the Minnesota Vikings their third loss of the season.
The Lions sold out three of its first seven games at Ford Field this season, but seemingly all sellouts were not good signs. The Lions are 0-3 in the sellouts—losing to the Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Or perhaps, the Lions were able to sell out the game simply because the game was against the team they were anyhow unable to win over.
The Lions will have Daunte Culpepper to start at quarterback against the Bears. Previous starter Drew Stanton has lost the advantage of keeping the starting job after led the team to a 6-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday.