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Monday open thread: Do you feel better, worse, or the same after the Lions’ loss to the Cowboys?

Sunday’s loss hurt, but has your perception of the team changed?

Detroit Lions v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Well, Victory Monday was fun while we had it. The Detroit Lions dropped their third game of the season on Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys in a tough loss on the road. We were nearly treated to yet another Matthew Stafford comeback victory, but the Lions defense couldn’t come up with a much-needed stop and we’re left with a 1-3 team heading into their first divisional matchup next week.

So what do we think of this team? They’ve had one awful performance, one pretty bad game, and outstanding Week 3 where everything seemed to go right, and then a close loss against a Cowboys team that probably isn’t great, but may not be bad either.

It’s hard to tag down an identity for this team considering how inconsistent they look from week to week, but 1-3 is obviously not the kind of record you want after four weeks. So today’s Question of the Day is:

Do you feel better, worse or the same after Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys?

My answer: A little worse. None of the changes we saw during Week 3 seemed to carry over from the previous week.

The Lions offensive line reverted back to being unable to run block and pass block (partially due to the injury to T.J. Lang). The front seven made it clear why this is the worst run defense in the league by a large margin. The secondary proved your defensive backs are only as good as your weakest link.

Overall, this team just showed it’s still very flawed. Matthew Stafford and Detroit’s phenomenal set of wide receivers are good enough to keep them in games like this, but performances like this are going to result in losses more often than not.

I was hoping I’d see some improvements in the run defense department by now—even with Ezekiel Elliott on the opposite sidelines—but it appears those problems are here to stay.

The season is far from lost this early in the year, but it’s quickly slipping away, and if the team can start showing improvements soon, we may be talking about the draft by November.

Your turn.

Poll

How do you feel after the Lions’ loss to the Cowboys?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    A lot better
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    A little better
    (45 votes)
  • 32%
    The same
    (277 votes)
  • 37%
    A little worse
    (316 votes)
  • 24%
    A lot worse
    (205 votes)
851 votes total Vote Now