Matt Patricia: We have to score touchdowns

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Officiating is in the spotlight after Monday night’s 23-22 Packers win because of the impact that a pair of illegal hands to the face calls on Lions defensive lineman Trey Flowers had on Green Bay’s fourth quarter comeback.

The Packers were down 22-13 with 12 minutes to play in the game and the Lions could have been even further ahead had they executed more effectively in the red zone early in the game. The Lions scored on their first three possessions, including a pair of short field goals by Matt Prater that came after the offense sputtered close to the end zone.

After the game, head coach Matt Patricia said that “we have to get touchdowns” and quarterback Matthew Stafford focused on falling short on that front.

“That was the story of the game, in my opinion,” Stafford said, via the Detroit News. “I thought our defense played well enough for us to win the game. We made some big plays on offense that we shouldn’t have blown in the red zone. We can’t do that on the road against a good team.”

Nothing will smooth over the hurt feelings about the officiating, but controlling what you can control makes it harder for other things to cost you a game in the final minutes.

12 responses to “Matt Patricia: We have to score touchdowns

  1. Really bad calls tonight but when you have a Quarterback who cant throw one touchdown pass that’s the bigger problem Next year in order for the lions to move up they need to address the quarterback situation. There is reason Stanford has been in this league for so long and hasnt won one playoff game.

  2. Some brilliant Joe Madden wisdom right there Patricia. Did you figure out how to put pants on yesterday too?

    This guy isn’t a HC material, he’ll be fired within 16-24 months.

  3. Football God says:
    October 15, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Really bad calls tonight but when you have a Quarterback who cant throw one touchdown pass that’s the bigger problem Next year in order for the lions to move up they need to address the quarterback situation. There is reason Stanford has been in this league for so long and hasnt won one playoff game.

    __________________________

    Funny, I know Lions fan that will disagree with this big time because he lives in denial!

  4. No question the Lions got screwed last night, but Patricia/Stafford are completely right. If you want to be a legit playoff contender, you have to be able to put games away. Maybe its a good thing it happened to Detroit this early in the season, as there is still time to fix those problems.

  5. Lil Lions fan hates on Trubisky repeatedly

    Lil Lions fan gets Trubisky performance

    Whoopsie! LoLions!!

    #ONEplayoffwinin62yearsPRIDE Meow. #lastplacelions

    Trubisky > Stafford

    Cousins > Stafford

    Rodgers > Stafford

    Playoff wins:

    Cutler 1
    Stafford 0

    Cutler > Stafford

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