NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the Detroit Lions by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
DETROIT LIONS (20)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 20) — As tough a loss as it gets.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 18) — Ndamukong Suh continues to make more controversy than big plays.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 20)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 21) — 4-7 and look who they’ve beat — St. Louis, Philadelphia, Seattle, Jacksonville.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 21) — That’s nine straight Thanksgiving Day losses for the Lions, but this one hurt just a little bit more, thanks to that huge challenge flag gaffe by Jim Schwartz.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 22) — Calvin Johnson is on fire for the Lions with four consecutive 100-yard games for a league-high seven on the season. Megatron also has scored a touchdown in his last three games.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 19) — Memo to Jim Schwartz: Know the frickin’ rules. Signed, Jim Harbaugh.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 20) — Their margin for error is gone, and this defense is going nowhere.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 18) — The Lions are a very physical team and should have a better record than they do. The upstart Colts come to town this week and that should be an indication if this team still has the fight in them.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 20) — The Lions fought hard vs. the Texans, but much like their season, mistakes had them falling short.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 19) — A kick in the groin hurts. So does being one of the NFL’s most disappointing teams.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 21) — Did you know that Ndamukong Suh also was a kicker?
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