The gas tank is empty for the Detroit Lions. If there was any hope going into Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, it’s all gone now. There’s nothing left for the current regime, and it’s about time ownership should realize it.
Considering the full context of this game, I'm not sure I've felt worse about a Lions performance/team in a decade.— Jeremy Reisman (@DetroitOnLion) November 22, 2020
I couldn’t agree more, Jeremy!
This Panthers team was nothing special. As kickoff approached, the Panthers revealed that backup quarterback P.J. Walker was set to start the game. Subsequently, the lines moved to favor Detroit by three points. So when the Lions put up zero (!!) points against the 27th ranked Panthers defense, all I could do was sit back and laugh. What a pathetic performance from a pathetic team.
Lions-Panthers Song of the Game: “Zero” by Imagine Dragons
I remember walking in the heat of the summer
Wide-eyed one with a mind full of wonder
Twenty-seven years and I’ve nothing to show
It’s been 28 years since the Lions won a playoff game. As fans, we’ve been subjected to some really awful football teams, and yet, we still find a way to come back and brace ourselves for even more pain year in and year out. Well, Sunday’s iteration of Lions football felt extra painful.
In a game where the Lions’ playoff hopes were on the line, the coaching staff turned in one of the most cowardly performances these poor eyes have ever seen.
Matt Patricia is stuck in his old ways and there is nothing that we can do to change that. Football has evolved to favor the creative and the bold. Just look at what the Chiefs did last year. The Patriots formula is outdated and the only man that has proven to make it work is Bill Belichick—and at this moment his team isn’t looking so hot without Tom Brady. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m just over it.
Let me tell you what it’s like to be a zero, zero
Let me show you what it’s like to always feel, feel
Like I’m empty and there’s nothing really real, real
I’m looking for a way out
The Lions know exactly what it’s like to be a zero, and they don’t even have to score zero points against one of the worst defenses in the NFL for the rest of the world to know it.