Dan Campbell spent most of last week insisting that the Lions "are not as far away as it appears." That their record sold them short. That they were more competitive than 0-4, just a couple plays away from 2-2. Then 0-4 became 0-5 thanks to a couple more plays in a heartbreaker against the Vikings and Campbell broke down in his postgame press conference.
Shortly thereafter, Campbell heard from Drew Brees.