And they'd been off Monday Night Football since Week 3 of 2001 – a 35-0 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Bottom line: Like the three playoff teams of 2011, 2014 and 2016, the 2019 Lions are following a season with a losing record. With good veteran players and a top-tier quarterback, the Lions had the look of a team on the rise. They were 4-12 and 7-9 in what proved to be the last two seasons for Schwartz as head coach. They lost Suh to Miami in free agency. This week's Monday Countdown looks at the Detroit Lions' first four games and where they stand heading into the bye week. Previously, Lombardi was let go before a loss to Kansas City in Game 8 and replaced by Jim Bob Cooter. Tannehill for MVP? The Saints never punted in a 45-28 win in the wild card playoff game. Although the Lions had a 9-7 record, there were too many games when they were not competitive. The 2018 team's best streak was two games. Quinn's hiring was the result of a 2015 season that was marked by perhaps the most thorough upheaval in franchise history. Unfortunately, Stafford sustained a finger injury in his throwing hand in a comeback win that got the Lions to 9-4. He performed well, cutting interceptions from 19 in 2013 to 12 while making the Pro Bowl. Previous Season Next Season. Big payday to follow? Defense: It doesn't have the firepower of the second-ranked 2014 unit, but with offseason additions and development throughout the second half of last year, the Lions have something the playoff teams of 2011 and 2016 lacked – a defense they can win with. That helped take the Lions' 11-point lead and turn it into a 17-14 Green Bay advantage at halftime the Packers would not relinquish. Detroit Lions Records by Season (*) Earned Postseason Berth. Pasqualoni was hired in 2018. NFL Week 6 takeaways: A U-G-L-Y showing for the Patriots. By squandering a 14-3 first-half lead, the Lions dropped their fourth straight game where they had a double-digit lead -- the first team in NFL history to accomplish such a feat, according to Elias. More 2019 Lions Pages. "There's a lot of guys here who are in key roles that were not part of last year's team, so they certainly don't have that mentality at all," Patricia said. Detroit Lions Franchise Encyclopedia. Matthew Stafford led the Lions in passing air yards in 2019 with 1609. View the 2020 Detroit Lions schedule, results and scores for regular season, preseason and postseason NFL games. Looking back at history will not fix the Detroit Lions' 2020 season, but it can offer a glimmer of hope. It was reflected in their 11-5 won-loss record and wild card playoff berth. Under third-year head coach Jim Schwartz, the Lions were 2-14 in 2009 and began to rebound at the end of 2010, winning their last four games to finish 6-10. The latest news, video, standings, scores and schedule information for the Detroit Lions Levy got injured and played only six more games in 2015-16 combined -- his final two seasons. Preseason momentum: The Lions were crawling out of the Lost Decade when they didn't have a winning record from 2001-2010 and bottomed out in 2008 as the first team in NFL history to go 0-16. Intangibles: The three playoff teams all had winning streaks – five straight in 2011, two four-game streaks in 2014, five games and eight out of nine in 2019. The 2011 Lions proved to be a one-year phenomenon. Post playoffs: The Lions' inability to beat good teams continued in 2017.Although the Lions had a 9-7 record, there were too many games when they were not competitive. Predictions and comparisons are good exercises with NFL teams on their summer break, which makes this a good time to compare how the 2019 Detroit Lions stack up against the franchise's last three playoff teams. The big difference is that Lombardi was a rookie coordinator. © 2019 Detroit Lions, Ltd. He carried 12 times for 160 yards and clinched the win with an electrifying 88-yard TD run late in the third quarter. Post playoffs: The Lions' inability to beat good teams continued in 2017. Mike O'Hara takes a look at what we learned from the Detroit Lions' Week 4 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Ford Field's atmosphere was electric. Seasons: 91 (1930 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 563-673 … Post playoffs: The Lions were not a one-year wonder like the 2011 team, but they lacked staying power. Aaron Jones’ big day means easy win for Packers. The noise level was so high that the Bears' offensive linemen committed a flurry of false starts because they could not hear the quarterback's snap count. He threw for 5,038 yards and 41 TDs, both still his career highs. This week's Monday Countdown looks at the final 12 games, and the Detroit Lions' win formula for each game. The next week, against Green Bay, the Lions led 14-0 before falling 23-20. The Lions got off to a bad start in Patricia's first season and never really recovered. The Lions didn't win another game – three losses to end the regular season, and a 26-6 loss at Seattle in the playoffs. It's also Detroit's 11th straight loss -- its most since the club lost 19 straight games from 2007 to 2009, which including the first-ever 0-16 season in league history. The next week, against Green Bay, the Lions led 14-0 before falling 23-20. Lions Franchise Pages. The 2011 defense ranked 23rd for the season and deteriorated in the second half, allowing more than 400 yards in six of the last seven games. Quinn brought it to the front office in 2016, and Patricia has continued the overhaul as head coach. They lost their running threat when Best went out with a career-ending concussion in Game 6 – one game after the win over Chicago. Patricia tried to separate what happened in 2019, when the Lions lost their last nine games, from the start of this season. The three teams made it as wild cards – 10-6 in 2011, 11-5 in 2014, 9-7 in 2016. Bevell and Bonamego were hired this year. Tate lived up to expectations with 99 catches and a Pro Bowl berth. Previously covered University of Michigan for and, Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. 2019 Detroit Lions Game Log. Stafford started the scoring with a 73-yard TD pass in the first minute of the second quarter, but the breakout star was second-year running back Jahvid Best. The Lions played well in a 24-20 road loss to the Cowboys. Golden Tate was signed to be a complement to Calvin Johnson. Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara share their observations from the Lions' Week 6 victory over the Jaguars. 4 in seven years, following Scott Linehan, Lombardi and Cooter. The 2019 team has three new coordinators from the ones in place in 2017: Paul Pasqualoni on defense, Darrell Bevell on offense and John Bonamego on special teams. That started against Denver in Week 16 of the 2019 season, when the Lions blew a 10-point lead to lose 27-17. The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan.The … Despite a 1-4 start, the Jacksonville Jaguars have assembled enough young talent in recent drafts to give optimism that better days are ahead. He's also accustomed to working with a new coordinator. Defensive losses were part of the reason. The next week, against Green Bay, the Lions led 14-0 before falling 23-20. Mike O'Hara takes a look at what we learned from the Detroit Lions' Week 6 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 17, 2019 @Lions via Twitter November 17, 2019, 9:25 PM Then came Sunday, when Detroit allowed 31 straight points after Marvin Jones' 4-yard touchdown reception from Matthew Stafford with four seconds left in the first quarter gave the Lions a 14-3 lead. If there are any comparisons, the 2014 offense Lombardi tried to implement comes closest in terms of trying to control the game. No portion of this site may be reproduced without the express written permission of the Detroit Lions. 2019 Lions Statistics. Stafford was a veteran, durable quarterback at this point. Bottom line: Caldwell inherited a ready-made defense, with Ndamukong Suh, DeAndre Levy and Glover Quin in their prime and players such as cornerback Darius Slay on the rise. In a 42-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Detroit Lions set a record for futility. The Lions stumbled at times the rest of the way but clinched a playoff berth with a 38-10 win over the Chargers at Ford Field on Christmas Eve. In the season opener last week, Detroit led 23-6 in the fourth quarter before losing 27-23. Despite three winning seasons, two playoff appearances and an overall record of 36-28 in the regular season, Caldwell was fired and replaced by long-time Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. See more advanced stats here. Despite three winning seasons, two playoff appearances and an overall record of 36-28 in the regular season, Caldwell was fired and replaced by long-time Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. Detroit also fell to 7-7-1 when leading by double digits under Patricia, making the Lions the only team in the NFL without a winning record while holding double-digit leads over the past three years. There was a complete change in coaching leadership. Mike O'Hara answers all of the burning questions following the Detroit Lions' 34-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Caldwell did just that, with a group of players that quickly warmed to his approach. 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Bottom line: The stars aligned as the Lions won their first five games to be the talk of the NFL. The Lions aren't favorites, but they weren't favorites the last three times they made the playoffs either. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Home Games Defensive end Trey Flowers had 20-20 vision – or better – on what the Detroit Lions' defense needed to do to improve.