The Detroit Lions have one game remaining on their schedule before the 2019 season comes to a merciful end. They've lost eight straight and were eliminated from playoff contention weeks ago. And with a 3-11-1 record, they're in prime position for a top-5 draft pick.
While this season began with an expectation to fare better than last year's 6-10 record, any thoughts of eclipsing that record vanished with injuries to top players including Matthew Stafford and Kerryon Johnson.
For DE Trey Flowers, another former New England Patriot brought in by Bob Quinn, you just have to keep going.
“It’s frustrating but that’s just part of this game,” Flowers said. “You sacrifice, you work hard, sometimes it don’t go your way. Unfortunately a lot of times it didn’t go our way this year but it’s just like that tree — you’ve got to keep swinging until it comes down.”
This certainly is new territory for Flowers, who won two straight Super Bowls with New England while also playing in a third.
The Lions will close out the season against the division rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon at Ford Field.
– – Quotes courtesy of Brad Galli of WXYZ Link – –