Detroit Lions season in review: Best and Worst of 2017
Best: A’Shawn Robinson interception @ New Orleans
This was the point during the comeback that it really looked like a day of destiny for the Lions. Robinson plucked a Drew Brees pass off the line of scrimmage, took two steps, and suddenly the score was 45-38 with plenty of time left.
This capped off a 28-0 run by the Lions in the Superdome. Though the rally fell short, this moment symbolized a new era of potential in Motown. No matter the score, the Lions are truly never out of a game these days.
Worst: Golden Tate at the goal line vs Atlanta
For about 90 seconds, the Lions were 3-0 and had upset the defending NFC champions. Ford Field was high on some Stafford Magic. Then it went to review. Golden Tate was supposedly an inch or two short. By the way, he got held and it went uncalled. And the infamous ten second run off happened. And there were only eight seconds to run off.
Fast forward three months, and the Lions miss out on the playoffs. By one game. To Atlanta. I’ve watched enough football in my life to understand that it’s a game of inches. This moment taught me that it’s also a game of ten second run offs.
Next: How will the Lions change when Matt Patricia is in charge?
I feel like I’m only getting started with this topic. Next week will likely be a part 2 of Bests and Worsts from 2017.