Detroit Lions in Week 15
Since Kliff Kingsbury became the Cardinals’ head coach, the Lions have a combined record of 8-33-2. Kingsbury’s record against the Lions? 0-1-1. So why are the Lions listed as a favorable matchup?
There has not been a team in recent memory that has found more ways to lose football games. Or, to not win football games, citing the tie against the Steelers. The Lions had a late lead in their Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Chicago Bears. They lost on a last-second field goal.
The Lions have lost three games in 2021 on last-second field goals. They also missed an extra point during their tie against the Steelers that would have made the game 17-10. Which would have forced the Steelers to at least kick an extra field goal (they scored twice on field goals in the third and fourth quarter) or score a touchdown to win.
Sure, the Cardinals play down to their competition. And they’re especially vulnerable against the Lions. The Lions could easily be 4-7. But it appears the Curse of Bobby Lane is alive even if it’s been over 60 years since his infamous trade.
Want more fun? The Cardinals play the Lions on what would have been Layne’s 95th birthday.