Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
At least Jason Hanson worked his way into the history books. Otherwise, Thursday was one of Detroit's most forgettable days in a horrific season.
Hanson tied the NFL record for most career field goals of 50 or more yards, hitting on a 53-yard kick in the first quarter of the Lions' matchup against Tennessee. That kick made it 7-3, after which the Lions were outscored 40-7 the rest of the way in an emotionless blowout at Ford Field.
Unlike their five most recent games, the Lions never held a lead in this game and never once looked like they came to play. They fumbled on the second play of the game, gave up a touchdown on the fourth play and were down 14-3 midway through the first quarter.
The Lions hardly slowed down the Titans' rushing attack, giving up 293 yards on the ground alone. Sadly, it wasn't even an opponent's highest run total this season. That mark belongs to Atlanta, who rushed for 318 yards against the Lions in Week 1.
Unfortunately for the Lions, there are four more weeks to work on it.