Originally written October 23, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
The Detroit Lions suffered a pair of difficult losses on Monday Night Football, losing the game to the Chicago Bears, as well as wide receiver Nate Burleson for the rest of the 2012 NFL season after the wide receiver broke his leg following a third quarter catch in the 13-7 loss. That drops the Lions to just 2-4 with a difficult contest next week against the Seattle Seahawks. It is no secret that the Lions have taken a step back this season. Quarterback Matthew Stafford appears to be regressing in 2012 after his break out year in 2011. While Detroit still ranks second in the NFL in passing yards through the first seven weeks of the 2012 season, the results are not translating into wins for the team. While Calvin Johnson is the best wide receiver on the planet, he cannot do it alone, contrary to popular belief. He needs some help. Titus Young and Ryan Broyles will be asked to step up their game the rest of this season, but is it enough? Or will the Lions – who Burleson himself said h...
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