Reggie Bush Blog: "You have to be playing your best football these last two months"

Posted Nov 6, 2013

As the Lions begin the second half of their season, RB Reggie Bush blogs about the importance of playing their best football in November and December

When you're expected to win, there is a different sense of pressure.

When you're the underdog, you're hungry, you're scrappy, you feel like you're back's against the wall and you're going to do everything you can to get that win. You feel that same way to a certain extent when you're expected to win, but the mentalty's a little different.

I feel like that last win was big for us - it's huge. Obviously I wasn't here last year -- the last few years -- but watching from afar, the Lions wouldn't have won those types of games. We feel like the mentality is different now. We feel like we can win those close ones now.

We lost a close one against Cincinnati, but we were able to bounce back and come back with the win. It took us all four quarters -- every last second -- but we got the win and that's what is important.

Now we start the second half of the season with a tough game at Chicago. They really use their home field advantage. We just have to be able to weather the storm and show our maturity and growth and be able to come out with a win no matter what the situation is.

We can't really worry about what our record says right now, either, because there's still eight games left. November and December is when the pretenders separate themselves from the contenders -- you have to be playing your best football these last two months.