Sunday ended in frustration as the Detroit Lions, once again, saw a double-digit lead evaporate in the final quarter of a game. Detroit, six point favorites over the Tennessee Titans, fell in a disappointing game marred by injuries and penalties.
The individual game was undoubtedly a disappointment, but like every day after a Lions game we’re going to ask you this question:
Do you feel better, worse or the same about the Lions after their most recent game?
My answer: The same. All week, I was worried about this game. The Titans have a pretty solid defense, and while their offense isn’t great, we all knew coming in Delanie Walker would be a tough matchup against the Lions’ depleted linebacker depth chart.
Though the Lions defense continues to be dreadful, the offense has been filled with pleasant surprises. Detroit actually appears to have a running game, and as Kyle Meinke pointed out, the Lions are actually averaging 5.4 yards per carry through two weeks, good for fourth-best in the NFL. Most importantly, Matthew Stafford continues to look like he’s taken the next step. The drops from the receivers were concerning on Sunday, but not something I’m going to worry about until it become a "thing."