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ETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Tackle Corey Hilliard #78 of the Detroit Lions hangs his head on the bench during the final seconds of the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions Kicked Out Of Playoff Race

Even though the Lions kept the Ravens out of the end zone, they still managed to lose on Monday Night Football thanks largely to the big leg of Justin Tucker. Here are some grades dished out for Detroit after this disappointing loss.

12/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talk prior to the start of the game at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Lions Have The Talent. They Need A Coach. [BLOG]

It’s the go-to phrase since Tony Dungy said it in the beginning of the season.

97.1 The Ticket–12/12/2013

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)

Lions Shooting Blanks On Offense In 4th Quarter

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says it’s tough to win with too many turnovers.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions looks on from the sideline in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 8, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lions Slipping With 3 Losses In 4-Game Stretch

The Detroit Lions slipped and slid plenty in the snow at Philadelphia. Maybe it was fitting.

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15: David Akers #2 of the Detroit Lions kicks, as Sam Martin #6 holds against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Three Players Who Absolutely Must Come Through For The Lions To Win The NFC North

David Akers. There is going to be a point field goals are going to make or break the Lions. Will Akers make it, literally.

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 8: Running back Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions attempts to get past cornerback Cary Williams #26 the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 8, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Joique Bell On Loss To Eagles: ‘Put That Game On Me’

The Detroit Lions slogged out to a 14-0 lead in snowy Philadelphia, and then they turned into the vintage Lions.

CBS Detroit–12/09/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws a third quarter pass while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

What The Lions Need To Do To Keep Winning And Make The Playoffs [BLOG]

When the clock hit triple zeros of the Lions’ first win on Thanksgiving in 9 years, Detroit completed 3/4ths of their season.

97.1 The Ticket–12/02/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Defense Leads Lions To Blowout Win

The Detroit Lions scored a key divisional win over the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving. He’s a look at how the Lions performed in all the aspects of the game.

11/29/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 28: Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions celebrates late in the fourth quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Packers 40-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Score 37 Straight In 40-10 Rout Over Packers

The Detroit Lions were dominant after a shaky start and snapped a few losing streaks.

97.1 The Ticket–11/28/2013

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions watches the clock run down to end the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on November 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Tampa Bay defeted the Lions 24-21. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Thanksgiving Day Game A True Test Of Stafford [BLOG]

After being selected No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft, this city and these fans need you to be the best QB in the league and lead this team to a Super Bowl.

97.1 The Ticket–11/27/2013

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