New year, new players, Detroit Lions lose opener ‘in the most Lions ending ever’

Detroit Free Press

In a year where nothing is normal, we found something that felt all too familiar. 

The Detroit Lions.

They had a 23-6 lead in the fourth quarter in the season opener against the Chicago Bears, which looked rough on offense (to say the least). 

An insurmountable lead right? 1-0 to start the season, right? This year will be different, right?

You grade ’em: Your turn to grade Lions performance vs. Chicago Bears

You must be new to following this team.

The Lions gave up 21 points in the fourth and lost, 27-23, to begin the 2020 season. 

In a game where the new leader/linebacker was ejected after trying to demonstrate an illegal hit on an official, that wasn’t the most Lions-y thing to happen in this game. 

And social media was ablaze with reaction after the game. 

Even former Lions couldn’t believe it:

Nor could prominent figures in other sports: 

But, maybe there was a bright side to this game: 

Among the people who’ll be blamed — fair or not — will be rookie D’Andre Swift. He dropped a sure touchdown pass with about 10 seconds left that would have won the game. 

Alas, it wasn’t to be. 

(Careful, this one has some naughty language)

But there was support for Swift, too: 

Contact Kirkland Crawford: kcrawford@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @HiKirkHere.

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