WEEK IN REVIEW: Disappointment for fans, focus for players

Posted Dec 21, 2013

Despite a tough week following a loss to the Ravens, the Lions have had their sights set on beating the Giants on Sunday

Ndamukong SuhDT Ndamukong Suh said, "We let a bunch of ants in the house." (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)

After significant build-up heading into Monday night, Lions fans had a week undoubtedly filled with disappointment after an 18-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The loss took the Lions out of first place in the NFC North and left them reliant on losses by the Bears and Packers to get back into the playoff race.

"We let go of an opportunity to put these other teams away, we opened the door back for them," defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said on Wednesday. "We still have an opportunity to take care of business and it's most important that we do our part or none of it matters. That's what we have yet to do and that's do our part and close the door.

"We let a bunch of ants in the house and now we have to go get an exterminator to get them out."

Despite the fan disappointment, players have focused on the match-up at hand.

"As far as our record, we can't be disappointed because we have two games left," said wide receiver Calvin Johnson in his weekly blog on

"We're not worried about what help we can get or need from other teams. We just need to do our job and win these last two games and let the chips fall where they may."