The Lions held the Minnesota Vikings to three points during their victory on Sunday, while recording 8.0 sacks and three interceptions. Detroit's defense leads the league in yards allowed per game (270.7), scoring defense (13.7) and sacks (20.0).
"We can be great," Fairley said as reporters gathered around his locker after the game. "We can be great, but we're not there yet."
"Great," Fairley said. "We can be the best ever, in my eyes."
The Lions have started the season 4-2 and are in first place in the NFC North. They host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 1 p.m.
- Paul Palladino