After having a few days to let the situation marinate, I’ve come to a healthier way to view this team and what happened. We’ve gotten screw jobs before. But in the past it literally only took 1 or 2 calls to completely sink this team. Hell, there are some really bad calls that many Lions fans don’t even remember because they happened earlier in the game and the team got blown out instead of responding.
Fast forward to the MNF game. We didn’t get just 1 or 2 bad calls. We got a systematic series of bad calls. The Packers scored less than 10 points on their own, with the other drives being extended due to timely penalties for them. And they literally needed every single one of those bad calls in order to win the game. Change just 1 of them, and we probably win. Change 2 of them and we definitely win. So “only” 5 or so bad calls and we still beat what is supposed to be a good Packers team…in Lambeau.
If the league wants to screw us out of games, I think we finally have a team that can overcome it and still win football games. They pushed all of their chips to the middle to make sure the Packers took this game, and have now overplayed their hand. I don’t think they can really plan on having another game with THIS many clearly bad calls.