Lions attain dubious feat in latest big blown lead

4:23 PM ET

In a 42-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Detroit Lions set a record for futility. Again.

By squandering a 14-3 first-half lead, the Lions dropped their fourth straight game where they had a double-digit lead — the first team in NFL history to accomplish such a feat, according to Elias.

It also was the seventh blown double-digit lead under third-year coach Matt Patricia, which is the most in the NFL since the start of 2018.

That started against Denver in Week 16 of the 2019 season, when the Lions blew a 10-point lead to lose 27-17. The next week, against Green Bay, the Lions led 14-0 before falling 23-20. In the season opener last week, Detroit led 23-6 in the fourth quarter before losing 27-23.

Then came Sunday, when Detroit allowed 31 straight points after Marvin Jones’ 4-yard touchdown reception from Matthew Stafford with four seconds left in the first quarter gave the Lions a 14-3 lead.

Detroit also fell to 7-7-1 when leading by double digits under Patricia, making the Lions the only team in the NFL without a winning record while holding double-digit leads over the past

Read More


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Scroll to Top