Detroit may be going through a bit of a mini crisis after losing their second game in a row in a close one against Atlanta 23-16. After starting the season 5-0 the Lions have now dropped to 5-2 and have allowed the Bears after a couple of wins to be right there with them in the NFC North.
Both defenses were able to get to the opposing quarterbacks in this game and created a lot of havoc in the backfield. The Lions were able to put several drives together, but many of them stalled forcing the Lions to kick field goals with Jason Hanson.
Stafford finished the game 15 of 32 for a paltry 183 yards and a touchdown. Detroit’s offense struggled for the entire game except for Calvin Johnson who continued his stellar season with another great performance catching 5 balls for 115 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter to cut the Falcons lead 20-16. Unfortunately for the Lions they could not get anything going in the fourth, and Atlanta was able to hold on for the win.
Detroit looks to get back on track next week when they travel to Denver to take on Tim Tebow and the Broncos. It will be an interesting matchup for this young defensive line taking on the the very physical Tebow.