No one in the NFL is going to accuse the Detroit Lions of having the best defense in the league, so you can’t really blame them for trying to add a few new wrinkles to their game plan.
That being said, it’s probably a good idea to use all of the players allotted when trying to stop another team from scoring. The Lions, unfortunately, did not follow that advice.
On third-and-seven near the red zone early in the fourth quarter, Detroit lined up with only nine defenders on the field and you won’t believe what happened next.
— Nate Atkins (@NateAtkins_) December 3, 2017
Actually, you will.
The Lions gave up a 10-yard pass to Baltimore’s Chris Moore and allowed a touchdown two plays later to go down 27-13.
Thanks to the failed demolition of the Silverdome, this only ranks as the second-worst implosion for Detroit on Sunday.
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