Niyo: Affix a toe tag on Lions' season after another lifeless loss

John Niyo
The Detroit News

Minneapolis — Stop the count!

It’s over now. And all that’s left is for someone to throw in a towel after the standing eight-count, now that the Lions have reached the midway point of this season with head coach Matt Patricia clearly on the ropes.

Whether the votes are there or not, only owner Sheila Ford Hamp can say for sure. But any realistic hope of a “meaningful” second half of this season in Detroit ended early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 34-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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