Who's Really to Blame for Detroit Lions' Late-Season Collapse?

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Who's Really to Blame for Detroit Lions' Late-Season Collapse?
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Things aren't exactly going according to the plan the Detroit Lions laid out when they were 6-3.

Back then, we were "safe" to start discussing first-round opponents. How would the Lions fare against the San Francisco 49ers? What about the Carolina Panthers?

Now?

It's almost time to turn all focus to the middle of the first round of next May's NFL draft.

The Lions need the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers to each lose a game over the next two weeks to have a chance. And that chance is still contingent on them ending their current 1-4 swoon with a 2-0 finish.

But we can't concern ourselves with the future right now. No, we need to know who (or what) is to blame for yet another likely lost Lions season.

 

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