Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Last week: 22 (+1) Record: 1-1 I had the Lions much lower than most people to start the season because I thought they were one dimensional, had a bad defense, and a bad running game, and overall thought they were overall too reliant on their passing attack for wins (4 comebacks from 13+ points last year, an NFL record), which, by the way, was led by a quarterback who had a history of injury problems and who had only had one good year in the NFL. So far in 2012, Matt Stafford is 51 of 80 for (63.8%) for 585 yards (7.3 YPA), 2 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, and that doesn’t tell the whole story because a big chunk of those yards were garbage time yards. As a result, the Lions almost lost at home to the Rams and weren’t competitive in San Francisco (down by double figures throughout the 2nd half until a garbage time touchdown with 1:29 left in the game). At least Stafford hasn’t gotten hurt yet. Studs WR Calvin Johnson: 8 catches for 94 yards on 12 attempts on 33 pass snaps, 6.0 YAC ...
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