The Lions’ defense gradually collapsed over the last eight games of the season. They gave up 45 points in each of the last two games – to the Packers and Saints. They gave up an average of 31 points over the last eight games, including the playoffs.
Yet, after the dust settled and emotions were allowed to simmer, general manager Martin Mayhew came away feeling better about his defense than most.
“I like our defense,” he said. “We didn’t finish the season the way we would have liked, but our defense did a lot of good things this year.”
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