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Lions Shooting Blanks On Offense In 4th Quarter

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions walks off the field after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 08: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions walks off the field after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says it’s tough to win with too many turnovers.

The Lions have found that out the hard way. Detroit has won only one game in the last month because it has turned the ball over 15 times in four games.

Stafford has had a lot to do with that, throwing seven interceptions and losing two fumbles during the stretch.

He has been particularly shaky in the fourth quarter.

Stafford has completed less than one-fourth of his passes with one touchdown, two interceptions and has lost a fumble in the final quarters of the last four games. That has led to the offense being held scoreless in those fourth quarters as the team lost leads and three games.

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