The last time I had to pick “Song of the Game,” the Detroit Lions were coming off of a convincing win over the Minnesota Vikings and sat atop the NFC North division with a 3-1 record. I was suckered into believing that by the time I was asked to choose another song, not a whole lot would have changed. Well, I was wrong.
The Lions’ running game has somehow gotten worse since last year, despite putting so much time and effort into improving the offensive line, while also having Ameer Abdullah healthy and ready to go. The offense has been frustrating as all hell and the Lions somehow dropped three straight before heading into a “Monday Night Football” matchup against the goddamn Green Bay Packers.
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It’s a few days until game time and I don’t care who the Packers have at quarterback. Admittedly, I am preparing for the worst. Jeremy sends out his weekly email.
Give me your score predictions, guys.
Alright, I’ve got Packers 17, Lions 16.
Lions-Packers Song of the Game: “Let it Happen” by Tame Impala
“... I can hear the alarm
It must be morning”
It’s Monday now, and I tend to get a little overly optimistic when kickoff approaches. It’s kind of hard not to when you’re presented with Brett Hundley’s stats on the year. Jesus Christ, dude, 244 passing yards on 59 attempts? That’s atrocious. We’ve got this.
The game’s started, Packers win the toss and choose to receive, obviously trying to make a statement by putting trust in their shitty excuse for a QB. What are they thinking?
Eight minutes later, Hundley’s 15-play drive ends in a blocked field goal because A’Shawn Robinson is awesome and the Packers’ long snapper is not.
“... So let it happen, let it happen
it’s gonna feel so good...”
The Lions get the ball and promptly move it into Green Bay’s territory. Great, how are they going to screw things up this time? Fumble? A run for a loss on third-and-5?
Fuck it, I’m just going to let it all happen.
Note: Week 3’s choice of “Sober” by Tool has been replaced by “Popcorn” by Hot Butter because Tool is not currently available on the platform and “Popcorn” is hilarious.