With all due respect to Mitch Albom (and anyone else who may have used this analogy over the past 24 hours), the bleeding has not stopped for the Lions.
The wound of a winless season, nineteen straight losses, nine years without making the playoffs, seventeen years without a playoff win, and a fifty-two year championship drought does not heal with a single victory.
The hemorrhage caused by the losing streak may be healing, the loss of blood is now controlled and no longer immediately life threatening. But the wound still runs deep under the fresh layer of gauze and medical tape. It's out of sight for the time, but if you peel back that layer it's still painful to look at, and it still stings when you touch it.
The only way the Lions can truly heal the wound is winning. ...
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Article written by Matt Snyder