As a fan, my heart is with the Lions' fans on this one. They have suffered for a long, long time, though they've never really been as putrid as the Bengals were from 1990 to 2002. The ownership's commitment to Matt Millen is, uh, puzzling -- to say the least.
As for the Bengals' players, I know they'll be sensitive to the feelings of the Lions on Sunday, and will resist any desire to kick them while they're down -- a few vets having been in that position for such a nightmarishly long time themselves. That being said, the Bengals will beat the tar out of them.
The Lions AND their fans suck! What kind of sports fan supports the opposing team, even in tough times? Lame if you ask me.