I can’t say it feels good to lose by a field goal and
AP didn’t run all over us (though he did get 120 yards). You could call the Lions defense scrappy. It was a decent losing effort.
I think Orlovsky was terrible. He looked like a deer in headlights; It all came down to having Furrey wide open in the 4th Quarter and throwing a meatball. Arguably cost us the game. But thats just the whipped topping on the sundae, there was a real problem with this football game.
The officiating was TERRIBLE. REPREHENSIBLE.
Even on the challenge they didn’t get it right. You should never dictate the outcome of a game as an official. Ever. It was terrible and they should be ashamed. Sure the league can issue and apology, but what is that worth aside from nothing?
So, in the end, here we are still winless. I don’t believe in moral victories. I don’t believe in giving Marinelli any credit for almost winning. It was a typical Lions effort; A team that is supposed to kill us tunes out, trails for the bulk of the game and at some point, just decides to beat us. The Pats have done it, so have the Packers, the Cowboys and the Giants.
It’s Lions brand football. Rams coach? fired. Raiders coach? fired. Rod? I suppose we’ll see after we are officially, mathmatically eliminated from playoff (LOL, PLAYOFFS?!) contention.
The officiating was some of the worst I’ve ever witnessed in a Professional game. Well… Aside from EVERY NBA PLAYOFF GAME EVER.