To say that the Detroit Lions had a rough first half against the Chicago Bears would be a severe understatement.
Already entering the game at a paltry 3-5 record, the Lions are well on their way to a sixth loss on the season. Multiple penalties, near fights, and an odd decision to punt when faced with a fourth and inches. To add insult to injury, Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is 13 of 15 with two touchdowns and no interceptions at the end of the half. Though Detroit was able to get on the scoreboard late in the half, they still trail 26-7.
Take a look at some Lions fans voicing their frustrations with this first half of football at Soldier Field.
— Vina St. Fran (@Vinastfran) November 11, 2018
There have been 72 perfect passer rating days in NFL history. Lions are threatening to allow a second in three weeks.
— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) November 11, 2018
Great coaching move @Lions don't use that timeout to make them punt and give yourself an extra chance to score on a return…..ridiculous
— Chris Ely (@chrisely64) November 11, 2018
So the Lions fired Jim Caldwell for this? At least he had them with a chance to win! And why does everyone give Bob Quinn a free pass?
— Fred Heumann (@unclefred6) November 11, 2018
Oh great we are all going to get yelled at by Kelly Stafford again aren’t we? #lions
— Kevin Mlynek (@KevinMlynek) November 11, 2018
Matt Patricia saving his last timeout for the second half. Seriously, what is this? #Lions
— Matt Dery (@DerySpeaks) November 11, 2018
This might be the worst game I've ever seen from the Lions and there's still 39 minutes to go.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 11, 2018
The Lions will have to battle the Bears in 11 more days, this time at Ford Field in Detroit. With the way that things are going today, Lions fans might not have mch to cheer about then, either.
Is there any one particular word that describes what this season has been like for the Detroit Lions?
There have been some epic highs and some painful lows, that’s for certain. Yes, this is the Detroit Lions team that beat the New England Patriots. Actually, “annihilated” might be a more accurate description of how that game went. But, it’s also the same Detroit Lions team that was completely and utterly humiliated by the New York Jets to open the season. The same team that went on to beat the Green Bay Packers, and the same team that then went on to be again humiliated by the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.
As is the case with every season, some players have been better than expected, while others have greatly under-performed. But, being that we’ve reached the halfway point of the season, it’s time for a position-by-position mid-season report card.
To see the rest of the grades, please click on the link below.