@Jags (just plain horrible)
@Falcons (horrible defense)
Colts (D is great, but Rivers and O is playing awful)
@Vikings (Cook dinged up, Cousins stinks, D is awful)
Washington (all around awful)
@Panthers (bad team, even if CMC is back; D is atrocious)
Texans (team is a shambles)
Bears (shoulda easily beat them weeks ago; QB situation is awful)
Packers (at least it’s at home)
@Titans (team is a shambles because of COVID; Tannehill has regressed)
Vikings (Cousins stinks, D is awful)
That is not a murderer’s row. It’s the only reason I can think of that Patricia didn’t get fired over the bye week. At best, there’s only 2 games where the Lions are a serious underdog (Packers and Bucs; maybe Titans if they rebound).
If he can’t put together a serious string of wins against this schedule and be in playoff contention by Thanksgiving, he’s gone for sure.