The Detroit Lions dropped another disappointing game on Sunday, their fourth loss of the season. Though the NFC remains a wide open mess, morale for the fanbase is pretty down. Twitter and Facebook are filled with "Fire Caldwell" posts, especially in the wake of his unorthodox decision to call for an onside kick with nearly three minutes still left on the clock.
So that begs the Question of the Day:
Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after their 20-13 loss to the Texans?
My answer: A little worse. While there wasn’t anything truly surprising about this game—after all, I predicted the Lions to lose 23-21—I was hoping for a better overall performance. The defense played exactly as I expected they would, but we’ve seen the offense succeed against some good defenses this year (see: Rams, Eagles). I expected something out of Matthew Stafford and the offense this week. However, they were unable to get anything going against the Texans on Sunday.
The Lions offense has now put up two, arguably three, lackluster performances on offense and it’s quite possible they aren’t as elite as we were hoping. Their letdown performance was only multiplied by the fact that they got two big weapons back this week, Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick, and it didn’t seem to matter.
I’ve been saying since a few weeks into the season that this is a 6-10, 7-9 team and Sunday’s game does nothing to change that. Still, I’m a little less optimistic about the offense right now.