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Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is named interim coach
Posted at 3:00 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 00:32:23-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Lions announced Saturday afternoon that they have fired Head Coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn.

Lions fire Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn

During a 4 p.m. press conference, team principal owner and chairman Sheila Ford Hamp also announced that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell would take over the reins as the interim head coach.

The firing comes after the team was embarrassed by a 3-7 Houston Texans team on Thanksgiving, 41-25, their second straight loss.

The Lions were also shut out by the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon, the first time the Lions were shut out in 11 years. The Panthers were 3-7 at the time of the win.

Detroit is 4-7 this season and Patricia is 13-29-1 in his time as the Lions coach. Quinn is in his fifth season with the team and has a 31-43-1 record.

Patricia came to Detroit in February 2018 after spending more than a decade with the New England Patriots, last as the defensive coordinator.

The Lions rank in the bottom half of the league in total offense, and sixth-worst in the league in total defense. Last season, they finished second-worst in total defense, giving up 6,406 yards.

Patricia is the latest coach to be fired and was the team’s fourth coach in the past 14 years. He replaced Jim Caldwell who was fired after the 2017 season.

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