Do you feel better, worse or the same after the Lions’ loss to the Bears?
My answer: A lot worse.
The outcome of the game was far from surprising to me. My On Paper preview had the Bears with the advantage in every single matchup in the game, and that all turned out to be true (well, except for the Lions’ run defense, which actually played really well).
But I’m feeling a lot worse this Monday, because for the first time I’m really, seriously wondering if the Lions are headed in the right direction long-term. I have long given up on the 2018 season—from the moment Golden Tate was traded away—but I took solace in knowing that there’s a good chance the Lions may be headed in the right direction. General manager Bob Quinn has a pretty solid 2018 draft class, the Lions still have a really good quarterback, and the defense will surely get better as Matt Patricia gets comfortable.
However, this team is currently regressing and regressing fast. Early in the season, Patricia said the team has to be better than they were in the previous week all throughout the winter. But you look how this team performed against the Dolphins and they’re completely unrecognizable from the one we saw on Sunday against the Bears.
I’m not saying Patricia lost the team or that he needs to be fired immediately, but for the first time I’m really starting to question the hire, and that shouldn’t happen in a coach’s first year on the job.
How do you feel after the Lions’ 34-22 loss to the Bears?
This poll is closed
A lot better
A little better
A little worse
A lot worse