Last week, the Detroit Lions defense did themselves no favors by sporting just 10 players on two separate plays against the Indianapolis Colts.
Well, the problem rear its ugly head again on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. With the Lions absolutely desperate for a stop, down 27-13 with about 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Vikings handed the ball to Dalvin Cook, and 70 yards later the Lions were down three scores and the game was essentially over.
Top 2 back in the league and he ain't #2— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 8, 2020
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Unbelievably, the Lions only had 10 players on the field at the time.
Guys, you're not going to believe this, but on Cook's 70-yard TD, Lions had 10 men on the field. pic.twitter.com/bEG5m5QSFq— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) November 8, 2020
Last week, defensive coordinator Cory Undlin was asked about the problem Detroit had with the personnel issues against the Colts. His answer was plain and simple.
“Bad coaching, that’s what that is.”
With the Lions now 3-5 and on the heels of back-to-back embarrassing performances, I’m not going to argue against that. Matt Patricia, Cory Undlin, Darryl Bevell. You’re all on notice.