We now have the biggest upset of the NFL season.
Bigger than Miami handing New England its first regular-season loss in 743 days.
Bigger than Chicago and Jacksonville both beating Indianapolis at brand-spanking-new Lucas Oil Stadium.
Bigger than any on-field result we have seen.
Lane Kiffin has outlasted Matt Millen. Who ever would have predicted that? Who ever could have predicted that? While the Kiffin death watch was in full force, with every eye peering in on Oakland, the most dramatic early-season change occurred right underneath our eyes in Detroit.
The Lions and Millen parted ways. Millen made a far better television analyst than general manager. But his greatest strength as a GM was holding onto the job. While head coach after head coach dropped in Detroit, Millen stayed on. He presided over Marty Mornhinweg, Steve Mariucci, Dick Jauron, Rod Marinelli and even more losses than coaches.
Even William Clay Ford Jr. couldn’t take it any longer, going on his own “Millen Man March” that provided the impetus to the news that swept the NFL and stunned all those around it.
Millen went before Kiffin.
The upset of the season.