Typically, the Lions can lose and fly under the radar. Not today. Not on Thanksgiving with the whole country watching.
Maybe they'll turn things around in the second half. But the first half was predictably ugly against the Texans, with the Lions trailing a 3-7 team by nine points entering the locker room.
Naturally, Twitter is talking. Including a few former Lions, who have a few thoughts on the state of the team.
Darius Slay speaks for all Lions fans in questioning offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell's game plan:
Hey, maybe Bevell heard him. Kerryon Johnson got more work in the second quarter, finishing the first half with season-highs with eight carries and 12 touches.
The defense wasn't so adaptable. Here's Dan Orlovsky on Detroit's predictably porous scheme:
Orlovsky, who's had a bone to pick with Matt Patricia since the Lions head coach said the team he inherited in 2018 needed lots of work, then went a few steps further:
That team Patricia inherited, of course, was 9-7 each of the two seasons prior under Jim Caldwell, who posted the best winning percentage in franchise history in his four years at the helm.
Caldwell: 38-28. Patricia: 13-28-1. Here's former Lions receiver Ryan Broyles, who played under Caldwell in 2014 when Detroit went 11-5:
And around and around we go.