Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn

Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith, defended by Detroit Lions cornerback Desmond Trufant, catches a 20-yard pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) (Source: Duane Burleson)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have fired general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia, ending the franchise’s attempt to replicate the success the men helped Bill Belichick achieve in New England.

The Lions made the moves Saturday that were surprising to no one.

Detroit lost consecutive games for the third time this season, collapsing in a 41-25 loss to Houston at home on Thursday after getting shut out for the first time in 11 years in its previous game at Carolina.

The setbacks dropped Patricia to 13-29-1 in two-plus seasons and Quinn’s mark fell 12 games under .500 over five seasons.

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