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One of the major problems with the Panthers on Sunday was their inability to tackle.
On Kevin Smith's last touchdown for Detroit, three Carolina defenders had a chance to bring him down, but all whiffed.
"Guys are out of position, probably the biggest thing," coach Ron Rivera said. "We watch the tape and study the tape, we'll see. And we gotta also put them in better position to make plays, too, now. It's not just about players, it's about making sure we are in the best position. When you play a game, it's not just about the players themselves. It's (also) about the coaching; it falls back to me as well. So, I'm not going to sit here and say individuals or anything like that. I'm going to say this is a team loss; if you play the second half the way we did, we're going to get beat."
Cam Newton threw for 288 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores Sunday, but he clearly he wasn't on his game.
The Lions pressur...
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Three weeks ago, Kevin Smith was sitting on his couch, out of the NFL. Today he scored three touchdowns to lead a Lions comeback. The running back who is now in his second stint with Detroit rushed for 140 yards and added 61 yards through the air. Smith also scored the game clinching touchdown as the Lions overcame a 17 point deficit to beat the Carolina Panthers 49-35.
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith practiced with the first team Tuesday.
Smith is expected to start in Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers after a monster performance in Sunday's 49-35 win over the Chicago Bears.
A former third-round pick of Detroit, the oft-injured Smith was not brought back in 2011 after appearing in only six games last season.
Less than four years removed from one of the most sensational seasons college football has seen, Kevin Smith was back home in Florida, waiting and hoping for a chance to revive what once looked like such a promising career.
Let go by the Detroit Lions in March, the injury-plagued Smith was at a crossroads that seemed more like a dead end - at least as far as his football future...
Kevin Smith racked up over 200 yards of total offense and scored two touchdowns during Detroit’s comeback victory over the Panthers on Sunday. Yes, that Kevin Smith. The same Kevin Smith who was drafted by the Lions in the third round in 2008. The same one who totaled over 1,000 yards of offense in his [...]
Matthew Stafford and Kevin Smith have garnered a lot of attention for the way they played against the Carolina Panthers and it is no different with the weekly air and ground awards presented by FedEx. … [visit site to read more]Matthew Stafford, Kevin Smith Up For Weekly Awards - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Season Record: 108-51
Season Against the Spread: 60-51
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (Spread: Green Bay -6.5)
I didn’t like the Lions last week at all – their offense wasn’t clicking until they introduced Kevin Smith, they couldn’t score in the first half, and they did all this against the softest defense in the NFL – the Carolina Panthers...
Detroit Lions 49, Carolina Panthers 35 (box score) The Lions overcame three early turnovers with a strong performance by running back Kevin Smith and five touchdown passes by Matthew Stafford. Cam Newton threw a season-high four interceptions and finished with a quarterback rating of just 50.2 in the loss. The Lions overcame their third deficit of at least 17 points of the season...
Lions running back Kevin Smith, Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons and Panthers return man Kealoha Pilares have been named the NFC players of the week. Smith was named the offensive player of the week after a sensational outing in his first extensive game action in more than a year. Smith, who had played with the…
Kevin Smith will get a chance to add to the “best story in the NFL.” Lions running back Jahvid Best will miss his fifth straight game since suffering a concussion in the team’s October 16th loss to the 49ers. Best didn’t practice at all this week. Coach Jim Schwartz said that Best was improving last…