Detroit Lions Fall Into Early Season Hole

By Brian Cote

The Detroit Lions are not quite in panic mode at 1-3, but if we could read the anxiety level in Motown it is painfully high right now.

Detroit fell to the Minnesota Vikings 20-13 in a game that saw the Lions put forth an uninspired performance. This was supposed to be a make ’em or break ’em type of game for Detroit and it quite often looked as though they were just out there going through the motions on Sunday.

The team needs to get a fire lit somewhere if you know what I mean. Right now it looks like Detroit is doing its best “Walking Dead” impersonation and Halloween is still 30 days out.

All joking aside, the Lions are much more talented than they are leading on. They are falling victim to mental lapses in all phases of the game.

For the second straight week, Detroit let their opponent take a punt and kick return to the house, which puts the Lions special teams unit in some exclusive NFL company they do not want to be in.

If there is a good thing to come out of this for Detroit, it is that week five is a bye week and they cannot get a loss this Sunday. Hopefully, the team uses the time well and gets all of their ducks in a row, so to speak, otherwise this could be a long season.

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