Matthew Stafford had to know there’d be days like this. The Lions had to know it, too.
But goodness, that didn’t make it the slightest bit easier for them to stomach, or explain. For the Lions, it always seems just a matter of time — a matter of time before they find another inventive way to lose, a matter of time waiting for someone to show them it’ll be different.
This one was different for a while. And then, sadly, it was the same, as Stafford showed how much time he needs, tossing five interceptions in a 32-20 loss to the Seahawks.