Lions Not Too Worried About Wide Receiver Corps
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are getting what they expected from wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson, but not much else from the rest of their wideouts.
They’re not all that concerned.
“We took some shots and didn’t get ’em but we’re going to keep taking shots,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said Wednesday. “They’ll come.”
Johnson has 205 yards on 14 catches and Burleson has 80 on his seven, but Titus Young (two catches) is the only other receiver to catch a pass two games into the season.
Stafford, who set a team record with 41 touchdown passes last year, has just two so far.
Sunday’s trip to Tennessee could be a tonic for the Lions. The Titans have given up 72 points in a pair of lopsided losses.
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