They tried to bill this game — with the NFL's tacit approval — as a matchup of good vs. evil.
But the reality is, that was never quite right. This was simply good vs. bad.
The Detroit Lions are a good team. The Denver Broncos are not.
And though Detroit's newest incarnation of the Bad Boys seems to relish the idea of wearing the black hat — and who wouldn't, after all those years dressing up for Halloween as the league doormat — Sunday's 45-10 win at Mile High Stadium really wasn't about anything more than that.
Oh, sure, the Lions had their fun playing the part, especially after the NFL's own website trumpeted that storyline, pitting Tim Tebow's saintly image against Ndamukong Suh's increasingly menacing one. (MORE>>>)