The last time the Lions were down by 28 or more at half time was 1991. They were down 35-0 to the Redskins. They finished the year 12-4, beat Dallas then lost to the Redskins in the NFC championship. This year they finish 12-5 or 13-4 beat Dallas in the Playoffs, make it to the Superbowl and play the Baltimore Ravens
Better not lose to Ravens again this season if the opportunity comes up to play them again.
Countless other examples of this.
Saints went into TB a couple of years back and punched the Bucs in the throat. 30+. Pretty sure it doesn’t say anything about that game anywhere on their Super Bowl ring.
Mark Brunell’s Jaguars only lost to 1 team in 1999. They went 14-2 with both losses coming to the Titans. In the playoffs they opened up by beating Dan Marino’s Dolphins 62-7. Then they lost their 3rd game of the season to the same team…the Titans. The Titans needed the Music City Miracle just to stay alive in the playoffs and eventually played against the Rams in the Super Bowl.
Sometimes a team is your kryptonite.
Crazy to think we haven’t been down like this more often at half considering how bad we’ve been over those 30+ years. Color me surprised stat of the week!
Only thing taking the sting off this ass-slapping is the fact that the Ravens offense is pretty gimmicky.
The RPO action had them looking like high school kids on D all day.
Gus Edwards and Pat Richard had the longest plays of their careers.
Both plays indicative of how woefully unprepared for the Ravens hybrid RPO we were.
Would be apropos to play them in the SB.
We’ll need 2 impact deadline acquisitions on D to make that feasible
Lions lost in November in 1991 to the bears