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Lions come up short in 20-13 Vikings win


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DETROIT (WKZO) -- The Lions fell 20-13 to NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings.  This marks their third straight loss of the season.  The game was a lot more one sided despite the score, as the Lions offense came real late as a result of Minnesota's prevention defense.  After this losing streak, it's hard for Lions fans to not starting thinking about next years draft position.  Between Stafford inability to put together a touchdown drive until under 3 minutes left in the game, the horrendous special teams play, or the dropped passes you have to wonder if the Lions can rebound from these early defeats.

Stafford continued to disappoint as he couldn't find the endzone until 2:58 remaining in the game.  For a guy who threw for over 5,000 yard last season, maybe our expectations were a little high but we deserve better than what we've seen.  The loss doesn't sit alone on Matt's shoulders, Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew both dropped touchdown passes.  There were also a few more drops throughout the game, a stat the Lions lead the league in.  

Even with the poor offensive performance, the Lions dug themselves into a hole on special teams.  On the opening kickoff Percy Harvin ran back the kick 105 yards for a touchdown.  In the second half on Minnesota's first possesion, Marcus Sherels returned the ball 76 yards on a punt return.  There were several missed tackles on those plays and those big returns were daggers into the Lions confidence.

The Lions head into a bye week and will take on the Philadelphia Eagles, October 14th at 1pm.