Matt Patricia refuses to ‘ride the roller coaster’ after Lions break losing streak
The Detroit Lions were finally able to get into the win column in Week 3, something they haven’t experienced in quite some time. Despite taking down the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Matt Patricia doesn’t want to get complacent after getting his first victory of the season.
“Again, I don’t ride the roller coaster,” Patricia said, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “I just have to stay consistent. I think it’s hard to lead if you ride the roller coaster. I think it’s hard to exist in this world of competitive football if you ride that roller coaster because I think when you do that, you just hope it stops when you’re at the high point and not the down point.”
With the Lions beating the Cardinals in Week 3, Detroit ended its 11-game losing streak that dated back to last season. The Lions had lost the final nine games of the 2019 season and lost their first two contests in 2020.
Nevertheless, against a hot 2-0 Arizona team on the road, Detroit was able to improve to 1-2 on the season. A game-winning field goal by Matt Prater in the final seconds gave the Lions their first victory since Week 8 of the 2019 campaign.
Even though Patricia was happy to see his team celebrate and in good spirits after the game concluded, he knows getting too high on a win can be dangerous in the NFL. Following their first win in nearly a year, the Lions will look to extend their winning streak against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.