What all are you thinking that might help explain why the Lions did so poorly this past season?
The O-line being out muscled?
No ground game?
All of the above?
None of the above?
Just lousy luck?
I was taking a look at the 11 games the Lions lost. In total the Lions scored 225 points during those games. That works out to an average of 21 points a game. That is not too shabby.... BUT.... they gave up 342 points during those games. That works out to about 31 points a game. A difference of a TD + FG.
Of the 11 games the Lions lost they lost 7 of those games by a margin of a TD or less.
Perhaps what all this means is that the Lions are closer to getting into the playoffs than first thought. At least mathematically.
The fact is they did not make the playoffs for the first time in 20 years. It sure was not a nice feeling being left out in the cold like that but such is life.
What do the Lions need to do to have a legitimate chance at making the playoffs next year?
Where are the weak areas?