What was the Detroit Lions’ true* record last year?
@New Orleans Saints (W 28-13)- By far the most impressive showing of the season, and the only two score win of the year for Detroit. Went into the Superdome and shockingly were in full control from start to finish.
Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (W 26-19)- Yes, this game required a 4th quarter comeback, but it’s hard to say that the wrong team won. The Jags were terrible, and Matthew Stafford was in complete command on the final field goal drive to basically put it out of reach. Catching the Jags with the hard count on 4th down was seriously one of Stafford’s best highlights in a season full of them.
Record so far: legit 2-0
@Green Bay Packers (L 27-34)- A furious 4th quarter rally made the final score close. Any game where you fall behind 34-3 is a legit loss though, no questions asked.
@Chicago Bears (L 14-17)- Close final score hides just how bad Detroit was in this one. The Bears stunk, yet Detroit scores only one touchdown? Worse is that it came on a punt return way too late in the game to make any difference.
@Houston Texans (L 13-20)- Another engine failure for the offense, bend-and-sort-of-break showing from the defense gives Brock Osweiler a chance to feel good about himself.
@New York Giants (L 6-17) Another game with no offensive touchdowns. I’ve heard it’s hard to win those.
@Dallas Cowboys (21-42) Sort of looked like they might hang with the Cowboys for a while there on Monday night ball, but no.
Record so far: legit 2-5.