Posted October 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Detroit Lions have opened themselves up to being criticized, failing to meet relatively high expectations so far. Since barely beating St. Louis in Week 1, Detroit has dropped three straight games. That isn't what anybody envisioned. ''You're a great team one week and the worst in the league the next,'' quarterback Matthew Stafford said Wednesday. ''That's the way the NFL is and that's why you can't get too high or too low. We started 5-0 last year, we had to battle our way to 10-6 to get into the playoffs. ''It's a humbling business.'' The Lions began the season with high hopes, and not just from within their locker room. Most of their players are back from last year's team that broke the franchise's 11-season playoffs drought. Detroit hasn't been able to repeat its formula for success from 2011. Stafford and Calvin Johnson haven't connected on one touchdown - they had eight together through ...
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