Detroit Lions Notch a Good Loss in New Orleans

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Dean Holden in NFL
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Everyone just calm down. I’ve heard a whole lot of comparisons to the 2008 Detroit Lions after Sunday’s 45-27 trampling at the hands of  the New Orleans Saints. It’s understandable; they did lose by 18 points, and they are the 2009 Lions. It’s natural to compare them to last year’s version. As I remember, though, the 2008 Lions lost to roughly the same Saints 42-7, and that was without an injury to their top cornerback against the league’s most prolific passer. So let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. Yes, the Lions lost. Yes, it was an 18-point loss, and their 18th-straight loss. Yes, they became the first modern-era team to have a losing streak spanning three seasons. No, they didn’t even cover a double-digit spread (13). Yes, ...

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