Every week, we’ll use a song to describe our feeling or the Lions’ performance from the previous game. At the end of the year, we’ll have a complete Spotify playlist telling the story of the Lions’ 2018 season. You can check out the 2017 playlist here, and our explanations for our choices here.
Forgive me as I’m writing this while the game is still in the fourth quarter and Matt Patricia just used all three of his timeouts just so that they can dial up a quarterback sneak with under a minute to go in the game. I am on edge, and there was nothing positive to take from this game. The offense was a disaster. Everyone was bad. The defense, despite being very opportunistic with a couple forced turnovers, was still gashed in the run game and struggled to get off the field on third down. And special teams continues to be a major problem with this team. It was ugly.
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Song of the Game: “Same Old Thing” by The Black Keys
“Oh, oh no
hurt me so”
This play put the game on ice, and it was the last chance for the offense to get something going while giving them some hope. This is also something that would only happen to the Lions.
“You’ve got a callous heart
from being torn apart...”
When the Lions throw the game in embarrassing fashion, you can only feel numb to the pain. Especially after what they’ve done to us over the years. They eat at you and frustrate you all throughout the game, but when it’s all said and done, what can you do? This game was no different than last week against the Seahawks, or their other losses.
“...No matter how much love you try to bring
just the same old thing...”
As much as I wanted those wins to turn into something real, I think the Lions have at least another year or two before they become contenders. There are just too many holes on defense and there is going to be a lot of turnover and growing pains heading into next year.
The offense looks pretty good on paper, but they’re going to need to do a better job of keeping Matthew Stafford safe. And Stafford is going to need to shake off whatever it is that’s haunting his mind, because he looks lost on the field. I’m convinced that he is easily confused by good defenses.
I’m not losing hope in the future of this team under Patricia, but for now, this year is just going to be the same old thing that we’re used to.
(If you don’t see the playlist above, click here.)