3 for 12
That is the week three Detroit Lions stat of the week. The Lions were just three for 12 on third down, and that simply is not going to get it done. That means that drives sputter out, that means that the Lions are first not getting enough down on their first two downs, and it also means this is just a big play offense.
They sure did try to change that that this week at the Tennessee Titans. They sent Mikel Leshoure out there to grind and he did. 26 times for 100 yards rushing and a TD. However, that did not help open up the passing game when it came to third down. This seems to suggest that opposing teams now that when the game is on the line this team is going to one person and one person only….Calvin Johnson. Now the Lions’ Coaching Staff needs to come up with a way to use that to their advantage. They need to exploit that fact, and use check downs or something else to sustain drives.
For the most part the passing game spreads the ball around nicely. Seven different Lions...