Dan Orlovsky Has Great Field Awareness
So let's just set the stage for quite possibly the dumbest play in recent Lions history. Late in the first quarter of a tie game against division rival Minnesota, Detroit quarterback Dan Orlovsky, in for a physically and emotionally battered Jon Kitna, facing third-and-10, takes the snap from his own one-yard. He's immediately flushed to his right by defensive end Jared Allen, and as Orlovsky looks downfield, presumably to try to complete a pass, he runs out of the back of the end zone.
Unintentionally. (You can view the numbnuttery in all it's embarrassing glory around the 25 second mark by clicking the photo above.)
I'd like to think that the Lions are somehow less a three-ring circus without Matt Millen, but it has yet to manifest itself on Sundays. On the upside, nobody's luggage has been stolen in more than a month, so there's that.
Oh, and the Lions lost, but that probably goes without saying.