The Lions' offense has one more chance to get going during the preseason.
The starters played seven series in Detroit's first two exhibition games - a win over the Jets and a loss in Cleveland - and managed only a pair of field goals. They won't get much playing time in the fourth preseason game, so Thursday's meeting with the New England Patriots is it.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford isn't too concerned because of the offense's play in practice.
''Offense is about execution, and we just haven't done that as well as we needed during the games,'' he said. ''But I'm really pleased with where we are as an offense. We had a great offseason off the field, bringing in new guys, and now we've had a great offseason on the field. We've got a lot of guys who have worked very hard and stepped up their games this year.''
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