If we beat Kansas City, what happens next I believe depends on how we beat them. But overall, if we win, I think we go into the bye week reading our own press clippings and then come back against Green Bay and lay an egg.
I know its weird to say, but I hope the press does what it normally does and steals part of our thunder. For instance if Mahomes plays well but the Chiefs still lose, they might blame the Chiefs bad defense for the loss…not the Lions stepping up on offense and winning a shootout with Mahomes. But if Mahomes plays poorly and we “shut down” the Chiefs offense…we’ll most likely get the “Mahomes just had an off day. It was his first dome experience. Blah, blah, blah.” I think any of those things are good for our team to keep them focused. Worst case scenario would be for the media machine to jump onto the bandwagon and proclaim the Lions “for real” and start giving us the Cleveland Browns preseason hype.