Well, can't say I didn't see this one coming: The Lions became the first 0-16 team in NFL history after losing to the Packers, 31-21.
I watched the majority of this game, and although Detroit kept it close, pulling within three late in fourth quarter. But Aaron Rodgers' 71-yard TD bomb pretty much sealed the Lions' place in history, and pretty much summed up Detroit's whole season. Actually being in the game just made it even worse.
As expected, Dan O. wasn't too pumped afterward, especially after his second interception of the day on fourth-and-27 with three minutes to left pretty much ended things.
"I don’t ever want to be a part of this again," Orlovsky said. "We haven’t won since, November of ’07, maybe? I don’t even know the last time we won a game."
With Orlovsky's contract up and the Lions expected to clean house, there's little chance he'll be back in Detroit next season. And I'm sure he's not too sad about that.
But despite the whole the futility thing, Dan O. wasn't that bad this year. Considering the talent around him, and that this was basically his rookie year after three years on the bench, he actually did all right.
In seven starts and nine appearances, Dan O. finished with solid numbers: 74.3 passer rating, 1616 yards, eight TDs and eight INTs.
Not starter caliber stuff, but I'd be shocked if he doesn't land a backup job somewhere.
And even if he doesn't, he'll at least be known for something outside of Connecticut.