When a team opens the season with an embarrassing 48-17 loss at home, they deserve to lose some respect. That is exactly what the Detroit Lions managed to do when they were destroyed in all three phases of the game (along with coaching) by the New York Jets.
On Tuesday, USA Today released their updated NFL Power Rankings and, not surprisingly, the Lions plummeted seven places all the way to No. 31. That’s right, according to USA Today, the Lions are better than only one team in the entire NFL, the Buffalo Bills.
Here is a look at the complete rankings.
Mitch Albom destroys Detroit Lions fans for lack of support on MNF
I have been watching Detroit Lions football for a long, long time. I’ve been disappointed time and time again over the years but never have I been as disappointed as I was on Monday night as I watched my favorite team lay an egg on national television.
My hope was to make it out to the game but due to my wife having a “Bunco night” with her friends (which I am fine with, she deserves it), my only option was to watch the game on my television.
While watching the game unfold, I could hear the boos from the Ford Field crowd loud and clear and I thought to myself how glad I was that I did not drop a bunch of cash on such a sorry excuse for a football team. Had I went to the game, I would have refrained from booing my team because that is not my style, but I would not have looked down on anyone who did.
Detroit News writer Mitch Albom has a much different view on the fans booing than I do, which he is entitled to.
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