Each of them stood up like real men and accepted their full share of the blame for the Lions letting the New England Patriots embarrass them in the second half after such an impressive team effort in the first half.
Uh-oh. Another late-game collapse led two veteran players — both in their first years with the Detroit Lions — to call out teammates for accepting the organization’s long-term losing culture.
At the Lions’ annual Thanksgiving Day game there was pride, heart, grit, and mettle — too bad it was for Kid Rock during the halftime show.
The early wakeup call came later than expected.
With just three days of preparation and no full practices to be ready for their third game in 13 days, the Patriots [team stats] arrived at Ford Field feeling, and looking, ragged.
Topics: Detroit Lions, Kid Rock, New England Patriots, Thanksgiving Classic, Tom Brady