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The real story here is that the Detroit Lions are 1-3, and after suffering two bad losses in a row, seem to be out of any sort of playoff contention.
But that certainly isn’t the only story.
The Lions were run out of their own building by the Minnesota Vikings 20-13, leaving Detroit in a state of shock.
Following a year in which Detroit started the season 5-0 and went on to make the playoffs, the Lions’ 1-3 start can certainly be classified as a huge disappointment.
Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin set the tone in the game by returning the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown. Special teams once again turned out to be the difference in the game for Detroit, as they gave up a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown as well.
The special teams unit was terrible and the offense was just as bad, as they were able to score only 13 points. The Lions’ sole touchdown came late in the fourth quarter when Detroit was furiously trying to erase a 14-point deficit. Detroit leads the NFL in ...
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To say the Detroit Lions would be one of the biggest disappointments through 4 games would be an understatement. Coming off consecutive losses to the 49ers, Titans and Vikings, there isn’t much going right for Detroit. If things don’t get better quickly, problems could arise in the Lions locker room.
Offensively the Lions have come nothing close to the success they had in 2011...
A season ago, the Detroit Lions made good on promises of a turnaround by making the playoffs with a 10-6 record. Despite losing in the opening round, they set the bar for 2012 higher than any point in recent history. Unfortunately, they haven't followed through.
The Lions are off to a stunning 1-3 start, with their lone win coming against the St. Louis Rams. In their...
The t-shirt that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was so proud of in the ESPN commercial for Monday Night Football is now on sale at Ford Field. If you remember the commercial, you remember the shirt. Stafford had a t-shirt made with an airbrushed image of himself on it. Immediately following, he was eating lobster for dinner and asked the server for a bib to protect said...
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford went 30-of-51 for 319 yards but he was sacked five times and failed to throw a touchdown pass. He did rush for a touchdown but he only has four total scores in four games after producing 41 in 16 games last season.Fantasy Spin:The good news is that Stafford wasn't limited by his leg injury that knocked him out last week. The bad news is that...
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I had the Lions as one of my disappointing teams to start the season and I’m feeling pretty good about that. Their special teams are a mess, having already allowed 4 special teams touchdowns this year, but special teams aside, they still rank 14th in yards per play differential. If they can get their special teams issues cleaned up, they can be better...
DETROIT A season that started three weeks ago with such great promise is quickly imploding on the Detroit Lions.
Expectations had soared for this historically dreadful organization after a 10-win, playoff season a year ago.
But they have already reverted to their old ways, evidenced by Sundays 20-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field.
Desperately needing a victory coming...
Ford Field turned into a house of horrors for the Lions on Sunday as they lost their third straight game 20-13 against the Vikings to fall to 1-3 heading into the bye week.
It seems like the same problems are facing the Lions in all of the losses, lack of consistent running game, big plays and special teams issues. Always good to see that a team is struggling in all three parts...
Another loss, and another poor special teams performance by the Detroit Lions. Mike Mady breaks down the good, bad and ugly in Detroit's 20-13 loss to Minnesota.
This piece is also published at Lions101.com The Detroit Lions have defied expectations in 2012 by starting terribly slow. After losing a pivotal early season game to the Minnesota Vikings, Jim Schwartz took to the podium to break down … Continue reading →
Sitting here a month ago, it looked as though this game against the Minnesota Vikings would be an easy win and Detroit would be heading into the bye week on a positive note. However after falling to the winless Tennessee Titans last Sunday while Minnesota pulled the upset at home against the San Francisco 49ers, the perspective on this game has changed dramatically.
We wrap up the fourth Sunday of the NFL season by looking at a handful of players who exceeded expectations and a handful who failed to deliver.
Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins: Um, obviously. The four-year veteran has never had more than 615 yards in a single season. Sunday, he 253 in one game against the Cardinals.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: Um, obviously...