The Detroit Lions' incompetence continues. Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions are certainly known for setting unwanted records, and they’ve done it again on Sunday.

The Lions jumped out to a 14-3 first-quarter lead over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. It did not last, as the Packers stormed back to win 42-21 at Lambeau Field. Remarkably, that is the fourth consecutive game in which the Lions held a double-digit lead and then went on to lose, setting an NFL record.

The Lions had a 23-6 lead against the Chicago Bears last week and lost 27-23. They had a 17-3 lead against the Packers in Week 17 last season and lost, and squandered a 10-0 lead over the Denver Broncos the week before to that.

The Lions have found some absolutely crushing ways to lose these games. It’s an indictment of both the players and the coaching staff that this has become a legitimate trend.

Coach Matt Patricia was given a list of high expectations for 2020. So far, he’s not meeting them, and the Lions’ inability to close out games could cost him his job.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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