How bad is bad?
DETROIT With Sunday's 37-23 loss to Chicago, the Lions finished the season 2-14 and, combined with their 0-16 mark last season, they have the most losses in two seasons in NFL history. They also have the worst NFL records over a 40-game span and a nine-year span.
Thanks to a St. Louis loss, they will also have the second overall draft pick.
Looking for signs of improvement? This season the Lions gave up 494 points which is the fourth most in NFL history. Last year they gave up 517 points, the second most in league record books. OK, its not much but with just a pair of wins, these Lions have to dig for positive signs.
After the game, however, coach Jim Schwartz was not in a reflective mood other than to look at what happened on Sunday.
The only thing that we judge ourselves on are wins and losses and obviously we lost and had plenty of chances to take control of this game, Schwartz said. It seemed like every time we did, we made a play that let them get the upper hand and put them back in control.
For more on Sunday's loss, see Monday's Oakland Press.