(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer With their season slipping away, the Detroit Lions return home for a crucial three-game stretch at Ford Field, starting with Sunday's game against Green Bay.
At this time last year, the Lions were one of the NFL's big success stories, on their way to their first playoff berth in a dozen years with a dynamic young roster. That seems like a long time ago now. Detroit is 4-5 and facing a daunting schedule the rest of the way.
Yes, the next three games are at home, starting with Green Bay, but the talented team has taken a step back.