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Detroit Lions Week 10 Song of the Game: ‘United States of Whatever’ by Liam Lynch

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The Lions played poorly but got the W and I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever.’

Cleveland Browns v Detroit Lions Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

I hate games like this. When you go up against an 0-8 team, you’re in a no-win scenario. If you blow them out, you “did what you should have done.” If you struggle even a little bit, it’s evidence that your team is horrible and you should feel bad forever.

Obviously the Detroit Lions do have some serious problems, and those reared their ugly head in a game that was poorly played against the Cleveland Browns for nearly three full quarters. But the Lions won, and ultimately that’s what matters. As fans, we can’t lose sight of the fact that we watch these games in the hopes that our team wins. Detroit won on Sunday and everything else is whatever.

Lions-Browns Song of the Game: “United States of Whatever” by Liam Lynch

I don’t know how this song came to be or how it managed to actually breed some modicum of success (it reached the top 10 in the UK and Australia and earned Lynch an appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.”), but I absolutely love it for this week’s Song of the Game.

I knew after this game that there would be a lot of hot takes and distress among Lions fans, and some of it is warranted. But this was just one of those frustrating games in which the Lions ultimately got the job done, even if it took a little incompetence from their opponent to get there.

But Jeremy, the Lions gave up over 200 rushing yards against a Browns offense that entered Week 10 as one of the worst in the league.

Yeah, whatever.

The Lions offense actually was pretty impressive against a respectable Browns defense. Matthew Stafford continues his amazing streak of play after the bye week. Kenny Golladay and Taylor Decker looked good in their highly-anticipated returns.

But then a beat writer comes up to me and is all like, “But Eric Ebron was used to troll Lions fans and almost lost them the game.”

And I’m like, “Yeah, whatever.”

Detroit also got another boost from their special teams play, as Jamal Agnew continues his Pro Bowl-like season:

Then a fan comes up to me and is like, “Uhhhh, Caldwell made a really bad challenge. We should fire him.”

And I’m like, “Yeah, whatever.”

And then up comes Stafford
I’m like, “Yo, Stafford. What’s up?”
He’s like:

I’m like, “That’s cool.”

(Click here for the entire 2017 season playlist if you don’t see it above)

Note: Week 3’s choice of “Sober” by Tool has been replaced by “Popcorn” by Hot Butter because Tool is not currently available on the platform and “Popcorn” is hilarious.