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Only one of the remaining seven games on Detroit’s schedule _ the Thanksgiving matchup with Green Bay _ is against a team that currently has a winning record.

So the Lions are in an unfamiliar position: They’ve played well, caught a few breaks _ and now their biggest concern may be how well they handle success.

“Being successful in this league is dealing with adversity and bouncing back, but it’s increasingly becoming part of the scope of the NFL to deal with praise and to deal with the accolades and things like that,” Schwartz said. “It makes it difficult to stay level headed. It makes it difficult to stay even keeled throughout the course of a season.”