HERMAN MOORE

Herman Moore Blog: Lions looking to keep things rolling at Ford Field

Posted Oct 19, 2013

Former Lions WR Herman Moore talks about the Lions playing for a 3-0 home record this Sunday vs. Cincinnati

Ndamukong Suh and Nick FairleyNdamukong Suh and Nick Fairley (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)
Home field advantage is something every NFL team strives for and the Lions are off to a good start -- 2-0 -- with both wins coming against NFC North opponents.

Obviously the hope is to keep that train rolling vs. the Bengals.

To me, the key here is seeing if this team can take a sound victory from Cincinnati.

It's much easier to muster up wins when there is a back-against-the-wall mentality. Pressure isn't as intense when expectations are low.

This week will be about a calculated win. Can this team show up to work on Sunday and simply take care of business?

It doesn't appear they will have the hurdle of playing with a limited Calvin Johnson. Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush are performing well, as is the supporting cast on offense. The defense got it together for a near-perfect second half to win at Cleveland.

A sign of a playoff-caliber team is one that can win when winning is expected.

While the 4-2 Bengals will not be an easy win by any means, the Lions have to play mistake-free football and utilize the Ford Field environment to show they have what it takes to contend in January and beyond.