50. Turnovers, penalties, and a lack of red zone offense from Jim Caldwell’s Lions ultimately led to their third loss of the season. Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw two interceptions and failed to connect with his playmakers. With zero touchdowns converted by Stafford, Detroit relied solely on their special teams. Andre Roberts had an 85-yard punt return for the Lions only touchdown of the game, followed by a two-point conversion throw to Golden Tate. The remaining six points came off the foot of Matt Prater. Ten penalties kept Detroit from getting anything going on both sides of the ball.
<p>Next week: The Lions get the undefeated Eagles coming off their bye week. Rookie quarterback sensation Carson Wentz comes into Detroit with zero turnovers and having played nearly impeccable football. Philadelphia’s defensive coordinator is former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, and he has reinvigorated a defense that got worn out by Chip Kelly.</p>
<p>Playoff hopes: The Lions now find themselves at the bottom of the NFC North after last week’s loss, and are in a tough position to rebound back into the playoff picture. With no Ziggy Ansah or DeAndre Levy, the Lions will have a deep hole to pull themselves out of late in the season.</p>. 1-3. Previous: . Detroit Lions. 26. team