Lions Rumors: ‘Patience’ with Matt Patricia ‘Is Waning’ in Detroit

Lions Rumors: ‘Patience’ with Matt Patricia ‘Is Waning’ in Detroit

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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With the Detroit Lions on the verge of their third straight losing season, head coach Matt Patricia‘s job security is reportedly uncertain. 

Per NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions’ “persistence … is waning” and Thursday’s matchup with the Houston Texans “looms massive” given their most in style put in the standings.

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

From @NFLGameDay: #Lions coach Matt Patricia’s job pickle is in focus because the season winds down, and at the unique time looms massive.

The Lions are currently 4-6 heading into their Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Texans. They enter Week 12 two video games tiresome the Arizona Cardinals for the final playoff situation in the NFC. 

Detroit would accumulate a tiebreak over the Cardinals if the two teams invent with the same file thanks to the Lions’ 26-23 victory over them in Week 3. 

Patricia modified into once hired by the Lions in February 2018 after encourage-to-encourage seasons of 9-7 below Jim Caldwell. The 46-year-used went 9-22-1 in his first two years with the workers, nonetheless workers owner Martha Ford educated journalists before the 2019 season ended that Patricia and usual supervisor Bob Quinn would maybe presumably be encourage this year. 

Detroit ranks 22nd in ingredients per sport (22.7) and 28th in ingredients allowed per sport (28.7) via 10 video games this season. The workers is coming off a 20-0 loss on Sunday in opposition to a Carolina Panthers offense that modified into once taking part in with out starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and starting working encourage Christian McCaffrey. 

The Lions are currently tied with the Minnesota Vikings for third put in the NFC North. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2016 and haven’t obtained a postseason sport since 1991. 

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