Aaron Glenn on Lions loss to Seahawks: ‘Sometimes you just get steamrolled’

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The Detroit Lions were on the wrong end of a 51-29 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17. Giving up a 50-burger did not sit well with Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.

In his weekly press conference, Glenn admitted it was just one of those days where the other team did well and his own team did not.

“I’ll tell you what, I wish this league was a league where every game you will be at your best,” Glenn said. “I wish this was a league where every game you can go out there and win every game, but that’s just not how this league is. It’s the NFL. And sometimes, games like this happens.”

Detroit allowed a season-high 497 yards and 29 first downs in the loss to Seattle, including 265 rushing yards.

Glenn continued,

“I told our guys at halftime, ‘Listen, I’ve been a part of this as a coach and I’ve been a part of this as a player. So, the one thing that we have to do is continue to play hard, continue to play fast, and continue to play physical.’ You always look at these games and wonder, ‘What the hell happened?’ And sometimes, you just get steamrolled. I mean, some teams just have your number that day. To me, that’s how I see it, that’s how I’m looking at it and I’m going forward to the next week.”

The Seahawks steamroll included nine straight scoring drives after Glenn’s defense forced a 3-and-out on the opening series. It would have been 10 if Seattle coach Pete Carroll didn’t decide to go into victory formation at the Lions’ 1-yard line in the final minute.