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Detroit Lions (3-3)

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L 24-27
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L 38-52
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Lions see hope in division race

(TSX / STATS) -- ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have lost three of their last four games and are coming off one of their worst performances of Jim Caldwell's tenure as head coach, but the team enters this week's bye with plenty of optimism about its future.

First, the broken collarbone suffered by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has undeniably changed the landscape of the NFC North.

The Packers have won five of the last six division titles and were the heavy favorites to claim another before Rodgers' injury. No one in the Lions' locker room is reveling in the two-time MVP's absence, but it's obvious the Lions' chances of winning their first division crown in 23 years just improved.

NFC North Division
Minnesota 420.667
Green Bay 420.667
Detroit 330.500
Chicago 240.333
Full Standings
Pass Yds: M. Stafford1428
Pass TDs: M. Stafford12
Rush Yds: A. Abdullah342
Rush TDs: A. Abdullah1
Rec Yds: G. Tate363
Rec TDs: D. Fells3
Int: D. Slay3
Sacks: E. Ansah4.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1788 (25)
Passing Yards: 1428 (15)
Rushing Yards: 504 (27)
Points per game: 26.8 (7)
Yards per game: 298.0 (29)
Touchdowns: 14 (8)
Field Goals: 10 (17)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2031 (21)
Passing Yards: 1561 (25)
Rushing Yards: 566 (14)
Points per game: 24.8 (26)
Yards per game: 338.5 (18)
Touchdowns: 14 (20)
Field Goals: 8 (5)
Date Player Transactions
10/18 D. Jones cut
10/18 G. Johnson cut
10/18 C. Reid cut
10/18 J. Smith signed
10/18 B. Harris signed
10/18 B. Kaaya acquired from waiver
10/16 K. Thornton suspension lifted
10/14 T. Armbrister pract. squad add
10/14 B. Thomas pract. squad del
10/11 C. Reid signed
Date Player Status
10/15 P. Worrilow knee (Out)
10/15 E. Ansah knee (Questionable)
10/15 K. Golladay hamstring (Questionable)
10/15 T. Lang back (Questionable)
10/15 R. Wagner shoulder (Questionable)
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