Justin Rogers’ 2020-21 Detroit Lions final grades

Detroit News

Go through the gallery above to view Justin Rogers’ final grades for the 2020-21 Detroit Lions. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery.

The Detroit Lions finished the 2020-21 season with a 5-11 record. That represented modest improvement from the previous year, but not near enough to save the jobs of general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia, who were dismissed with five games remaining.  

The Lions' Romeo Okwara (95), Jamie Collins Sr. (58) and Justin Coleman tackle Colts running back Jonathan Taylor in the first half of a game in November.

On offense, the Lions were competent. Despite missing their top receiver much of season, they still managed to finish in the middle of the pack in yards and points. The offensive line was improved, so was the ground game, and other pass-catchers stepped up in Kenny Golladay’s absence.  

The defense, on the other hand, was a disaster. Sure, there were injury issues, but that doesn’t excuse the historically bad performance, which saw the unit surrender the most yards and points in franchise history.  

That brings us to the season-ending report card, where we look at the pieces of the whole that made this team and season what it was.

jdrogers@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @Justin_Rogers

Articles You May Like

Ranking Matthew Stafford’s potential suitors, and what Detroit Lions might get in a trade
What Dan Campbell’s playing days say about his Detroit Lions future: He’s ‘tough as nails’
Ex-Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia returning to assist Patriots coaching staff
Live updates: Lions to introduce Dan Campbell as new head coach at 11 a.m.
Digging deeper on what Lions coach Dan Campbell really said

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *