This is a nothing burger.
Grasping at straws here.
Someone woke up and said…hey we have just been pumping out articles that highlight how awesome the Lions are. We need to balance that out. Where can we find fault? Well they have been outscored in the second half…but they also have had big leads…anyway lets just run it stating that is an issue. We should be like a college team and winning by 40-50 points if up by 20 at half.
I have watched for years other teams run basic crap in the second half as they milk leads. I mean how many games in the last 2 decades have the Lions “made close” when in reality the other team just stopped blitzing and stopped running any kind of creative offense? So you can understand why I do not see this as much of an issue.
Didn’t the Lions have a long drive in the 4th qtr against the Packers or am I missing the point?
Never mind, you are talking about coming out of the half, not the second half as a whole.
I think, in an earlier post, they did avg or poor in the 3rd qtr and seemed better in the 4th based off numbers you posted. I will have to go back and check that.
I “think” against KC and GB they took a lot of time off the clock in the 4th.