This coming Sunday, the Detroit Lions will host the Kansas City Chiefs in what many are calling the biggest game in recent Lions history.
For the Lions to pull out a victory, they will need every advantage they can get, including a crowd at Ford Field that is rowdy, making things difficult for Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes.
One thing is for certain, Ford Field may just be the loudest stadium in the NFL…when the Lions are playing well. The problem is, when there is any sign of adversity, the crowd can become extremely quiet.
Former Green Bay Packers WR James Jones believes the Lions could have a home-field advantage over the Chiefs, but not because the crowd at Ford Field is loud.
In fact, Jones says the Lions have the “the best home-field advantage in the National Football League,” because of the silence.
From 97.1 The Ticket:
“When we used to be out at practice with Coach Mike (McCarthy), no music, no nothing, you have to create your own energy. Because when you get in that Detroit Lions stadium, there’s no energy in there. You walk out there and you’re ready to go to sleep.
“Then you look up in the fourth quarter and it’s 21-7 Detroit and you’re thinking, ‘Oh, it’s time to make a play.' But it’s too late. Your teammates are trying to (fire you up), you’re like, ‘Man, this ain't — are we playing a game right now?' The best home field advantage in the National Football League. It's way too quiet.”
What do you think, Nation? Do you agree with Jones? Is Ford Field as quiet as he claims? Is that quietness actually an advantage for the Lions?