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Notes: Peter King says Matt Patricia ‘looks done’ already

Him and a few others in the Motor City.

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Alrighty this is gonna be a brutal edition of notes.

Peter King in his Football Morning in America column said Monday that it’s Week 2 and Matt Patricia’s time in Detroit appears to be coming to a close.

“It’s Sept. 21, and Matt Patricia looks done already,” he writes bluntly.

King points to the 11 losses in a row and the persistent trouble holding onto leads to finish out games, calling Detroit “the worst finishers since 2019 Edwin Diaz.”

Looking ahead, the schedule doesn’t look like it’ll let up. The Lions face the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals and 1-0 New Orleans Saints (playing Monday night). Assuming Detroit falls to 0-4, King says firing Patricia at the bye week seems doubtful.

“But clearly, Patricia doesn’t have a lot of time to save his job, not when the Cleveland Browns have five more wins than Patricia since opening day 2018,” he writes.

Is it all that doubtful, though? Click here to read the full article.

And onto the rest of your notes.

  • If you didn’t hear in full what some players had to say after the loss, watch it here:

  • Neat.

  • Sports Illustrated’s Gary Gramling in his Week 2 recap touches quite briefly on the Lions: “We came into Sunday knowing they can’t rush the passer or cover anyone, but Sunday was a reminder that they’re capable of getting gashed by the run game as well.”