Why The Detroit Lions Should Be 4-0… and Why They’re Actually 0-4

October 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After watching four games of Detroit Lions football, a very important fact has dawned on me.
The Lions, after so many years of losing, are allergic to leads.
Seriously, think about it. They seem to avoid taking the lead in any football game, and when they do have them, they have a violent reaction that gets it away from them in the most efficient way possible.
The Lions lead by a touchdown, the Vikings will be forced to punt...two plays later, the score is 7-7.
The Lions lead by 11, it's almost halftime...90 seconds later, that lead is one point, and their starting quarterback is out indefinitely.
The Lions dominate the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, moving the ball at will and winning the turnover battle. After holding the Packers' offense scoreless the entire second half, they drive into Green Bay territory with a two-point deficit, punt, and never get the ball back.
See, if it's not a lethal allergy to leads, how do you explain the Lions being 0-4...

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