The hope was that the Detroit Lions would defeat the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon to move to 4-3 on the season and put themselves right in the mix for a playoff spot. And the way the game started, it looked like the Lions were going to do exactly that.
Until everything when sour.
After jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Lions fell apart offensively and defensively. Heck, even Matt Prater missed another field goal.
When all was said and done, the Colts left Ford Field with a 41-21 win to move to 5-2.
It was the Lions seventh home loss in a row going back to the 2019 season and it has been over a calendar year since they picked up a victory will playing on their home turf.
Following the game, linebacker Reggie Ragland spoke to the media and he did not hold back about how he feels about people who don’t play in the NFL criticizing people to do play in the NFL.
From 97.1 The Ticket:
“Who cares what these critics got to say because they don’t play in this league. They don’t play football,” Ragland said. “This league is hard to win. I don’t care if it’s one-win teams, two-win teams. These critics don’t play in this league. They don’t understand. Getting a win in this league is hard as it is. I don’t care what no critic got to say. Damn them.”
“That’s why they sit behind the desk and write on papers. They don’t play this game, next question.”
To be fair, it does not sound like Ragland knows much about how the league works either.
Let me help. Win and the beat writers will kiss your ass. Lose and they will rip your ass. If you are sick of the critics, shut them up by winning football games.