And naturally, where they land in the latest edition of the NFL Power Rankings reflects that record.
Take a look at where they stand from a variety of sources:
NFL.com – #24
The Lions are the first team since the 2011 Vikings to lose three of their first four games after holding double-digit leads in each of those defeats. On Sunday, they jumped out to a 14-0 lead over the Saints before surrendering five consecutive touchdown drives in an eventual 35-29 loss. It’s rinse-and-repeat in the Matt Patricia era. He is now 10-25-1 in his time in Detroit, and we’ve officially reached the stage where postgame availabilities with players are peppered with questions about the head coach’s viability in the big chair. The Lions are on their bye week, and if management wanted to make a change, it probably would have happened already. Patricia still has time to save his job … but the sands are slipping through the hourglass.
Pro Football Talk – #26
“Jim Caldwell was 36-28. They’ve gone 10-25-1 since then.”
Sports Illustrated – #26
“If there’s good news here, it’s that the schedule softens a little over the month after the bye, so the Lions can build some momentum.”
CBS Sports – #22
“The defense isn’t close to being good enough. The Matt Patricia watch is back on after the home loss to the Saints.”
Yahoo Sports – #25