Twitter Reacts To Matthew Stafford & The Lions Disastrous Week One Loss

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions opened their new season at the home against the New York Jets — as 7-point favorites, mind you — anddddd got absolutely whooped. Just utterly destroyed.

Stafford threw four picks as he was outplayed by his rookie counterpart Sam Darnold, the Lions defense gave up close to 50 points, and the running game generated 34 yards (at the time of this writing). And this was all after Sam Darnold spotted them seven points as he threw a pick-six with the first pass attempt.

Needless to say, it was a disastrous debut for Matt Patricia and the rest new Lions coaching staff. While Twitter was quick to bury the Lions as a whole, the internet particularly critical of Stafford (and his paycheck in particular):

Matthew Stafford trying to get out of the Lions Stadium after the Jets game.

— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) September 11, 2018

Is it just me or does Matthew Stafford look a lot like Elon Musk?

— Erin Coscarelli (@erincoscarelli) September 11, 2018

Lions fans to Matt Patricia….

— Eric Lloyd (@EricLloyd) September 11, 2018

Nathan Peterman Stafford III

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 11, 2018

$58,058,823.50: What the Lions have paid Matt Stafford over the last 376 days, which comes out to $154,412 PER DAY.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 11, 2018

Matthew Stafford still made $154,412 today…

— Mojo In The Morning (@MojoInTheMorn) September 11, 2018

How many interceptions has Matthew Stafford thrown tonight?

— FanDuel (@FanDuel) September 11, 2018

matt stafford is jay cutler but too square to do cocaine

— Shea in Irving (@SheaInIrving) September 11, 2018

2 biggest laughers of contracts in the NFL are Matt Ryan & Matt Stafford. Good luck

— Scott Zolak (@scottzolak) September 11, 2018

Stafford taking it from the front and the back. #Pause

— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) September 11, 2018

4 picks for Matt Stafford

— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) September 11, 2018

Watching Stafford play tonight

— Jason Moore (@jasonffl) September 11, 2018

Matt Stafford out here trying to do the Keke Challenge

— Cass Anderson (@casspa) September 11, 2018

Matthew Stafford has had better games…

Credit – Eli Junior

— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) September 11, 2018

Despite their pitiful showing, the Lions weren’t even the worst performance of the night, as the announcing crew ESPN had on the game — Brian Griese and Beth Mowins — was just awful.

The Lions will attempt to pick up the pieces next Sunday at the San Fransisco 49ers, while the Jets host the Miami Dolphins.

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