Matt Patricia is no longer the head coach of the Detroit Lions. He and general manager Bob Quinn were fired after Thursday’s Thanksgiving loss to the the Houston Texans. Patricia posted a 13-29-1 record over two and a half seasons. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is set to serve as Detroit’s interim head coach for the remainder of the year, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Patricia was a three-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots before joining the Lions in 2018. He was a defensive specialist before relocating to Detroit but struggled to stop the opposition from scoring. They’re entered Week 12 with the third most rushing and passing yards allowed this season.
The Lions have also underperformed on offense. Injuries to key players like star wideout Kenny Golladay and rookie running back D’Andre Swift have contributed to their offensive struggles. Because of that, The Lions are on track to finish last in the NFC North for a third straight year. They’ll have to improve significantly on both sides of the ball if they want to make the postseason for the first time since 2016.