Originally posted on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 12/17/12

DETROIT , MI - JANUARY 16: Jim Schwartz head coach of the Detroit Lions talks during a press conference after being introduced on January 16, 2009 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Yesterday, the Arizona Cardinals ended a nine-game losing streak when they beat the Detroit Lions 38-10. For the Lions, the loss puts them at 4-10 and solidly in last place in the NFC North. A year after finally making the playoffs, the Lions are right back where they were for the last 10 years.And this places Jim Schwartz in the cross hairs. Last season, the Lions finished 10-6, before losing to the Saints in the wild-card round of the playoffs. It was the Lions first playoff appearance since 1999 and their  first season with a .500 record or better since 2000.Fortunately though for Schwartz, he signed a contract extension last June. The details though, are locked up better than Fort Knox. And that extension is the only thing helping him at this point. With the talent the Lions have in Stafford, Johnson, Fairley, and Suh, it's definitely hard to understand why this team continues to perform far below expectations.With home games left against the Falcons and Bears remaining, Lions fans will have plenty of time to voice their displeasure.
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