Detroit Lions: 10 Observations from Sunday’s loss to Titans
9. This one isn’t going to help Darrell Bevell’s stock
The honeymoon period for Bevell’s interim audition was a brief one.
Following the feel good Chicago win, the reality is setting in that this culture is a train wreck no matter who is coaching.
Personally, I like what Bevell has done with the offense in his two years and wouldn’t mind him going back to his coordinator role when this is done, but that’s not usually how it works in the NFL.
Detroit will be heavy underdogs against both the Bucs and the Vikings.
I initially figured that if Bevell could win two or three games, it would be enough to warrant legitimate consideration for the head job.
1-4 isn’t going to move the needle though, especially with another blowout loss.
10. The Lions simply don’t beat teams like this in December
The fact that Tennessee was 9-4 entering Sunday made this game as close to an automatic loss as you can get. The Lions haven’t beaten a nine win team in December since Tampa Bay in 2010. Matthew Stafford never has in his career. They play 9-5 Tampa Bay next Saturday.