After their loss to the Chicago Bears, Jeff Risdon of SideLion Report used Avenged Sevenfold song lyrics to explain why the Detroit Lions are “So Far Away from being a good football team.”
There is no other word better-suited for the Detroit Lions miserable effort in Chicago than nightmare. And Avenged Sevenfold perfectly captured the sentiment in their classic Nightmare,
Beyond the will to fight
Where all that’s wrong is right
Where hate don’t need a reason
Loathing self assassination
Loathing self assassination. I had no idea lead singer M. Shadows was a Lions fan, but he nailed the Detroit Lions dismal 2016 campaign right there. Between the early drops, the ongoing issues with penalties (10 more in Chicago) and the continuing defensive mental errors, these Lions are masters of pointing the gun straight down instead of at the enemy.
It’s tough to win in the NFL when you’re Buried Alive. It’s even tougher when you’re the one doing the digging. No team does this more consistently than Jim Caldwell’s Detroit Lions.