Detroit Lions

Twitter Reacts to Yet Another Embarrassing Detroit Lions Loss

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 16:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions reacts as he walks off the field following the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Gary DavenportNFL AnalystDecember 17, 2012

After making their first postseason appearance in over a decade last year, the 2012 season began with a great deal of promise for the Detroit Lions.

That promise turned to disappointment fairly quickly, but after the team's latest effort against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15, a new emotion has surfaced—disgust.

The Lions were blown out on the road by a team that had lost nine straight games and were beaten by the Seattle Seahawks 58-0 last week. Detroit was defeated 38-10 by a Cardinals team led by Ryan Lindley.

Not surprisingly, the Twittersphere, from the media to Lions' fans, did not take the team's performance very well.

The entire Detroit Lions coaching staff and front office should be fired.

— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) December 17, 2012

The Detroit Lions now have the longest losing streak in the NFL @nflrt

— Conner McTague (@Conner_87) December 17, 2012

Even less surprisingly, the play of quarterback Matthew Stafford, who completed less than half his passes and threw two touchdown passes to Arizona defenders, was called into, well, play.

#Lions QB Matthew Stafford with his third INT. This game is over. Totally embarrassing right now.

Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 16, 2012

In AZ, this will go down as #azcardinals playing well. In Detroit, it will be Matthew Stafford stinking.

— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) December 17, 2012

There really isn't a whole lot that can be said about losing by 28 points to a team that hasn't won a game in over two months. When Beanie Wells plods his way 31 yards for his third touchdown of the game against your defense, that isn't good.

It's also not as if the Lions are oblivious to just how badly they looked in Week 15, at least if the team's official Twitter feed is any indication.

Schwartz: “Matt has to take better care off the football…but we have to do a better job around him.”

— Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) December 17, 2012

Stafford on if this is as low as it gets this season, “For me personally, yeah. That’s about as bad as I can play.”

— Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) December 17, 2012

So, after a shellacking like that, and with games remaining against the Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears, it may be fair to ask if the Lions will end the year losing eight in a row.

However, with 10 catches for 121 yards Sunday, Calvin Johnson is rapidly closing in on Jerry Rice's single-season record for receiving yardage, even as the sixth-year veteran made a bit of history in Week 15.

. @detroitlionsnfl Calvin Johnson has tied @nfl record w/ 7th consecutive 100-yard rec game

— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) December 16, 2012

. @detroitlionsnfl Calvin Johnson is 1st player in @nfl history w/ 1,600+ rec yards in consecutive seasons

— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) December 17, 2012

At least there's that.

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