The Detroit Lions ended the 2019 regular season with a whimper. They lost nine straight to end the year suffering defeats in 12 of their last 13 games. Yet the Lions showed promise early as they started the season 2-0-1 with victories over the Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Losing starters like quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Kerryon Johnson to injury before the midseason point all but sunk this already borderline franchise having posted a disappointing 6-10 record in 2018. But one of the rare highlights of yet another low season was the hiring of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.