TALE OF THE TAPE

Lions

  1. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Minnesota Vikings

    The Lions had looked very efficient and mature through their first four games, but they regressed in their Week Five loss to the Bills as they let what appeared to be an easy home win slip away.

  2. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:   Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions hands the ball of to  Reggie Bush #21 in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Buffalo Bills At Detroit Lions

    Doug Marrone has seen enough of quarterback EJ Manuel and has decided to pull the plug on him and hand the team’s QB chores to veteran Kyle Orton.

  3. Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At New York Jets

    The Lions have long been one of the most difficult teams in the NFL to figure out, but they look somewhat better early in the 2014 season.

  4. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Green Bay Packers At Detroit Lions

    The Packers were teetering on the edge of a disastrous loss in their home opener to the New York Jets when they righted the ship and rallied for an important win that kept them from falling into an 0-2 hole.

  5. DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Joseph Fauria #80, Calvin Johnson #81and Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions celebrate a two point conversion against the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Carolina Panthers

    The hiring of Jim Caldwell as head coach has brought a new attitude on both sides of the ball in Detroit.

  6. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: New York Giants At Detroit Lions

    After back-to-back subpar seasons from Eli Manning, this is a critical year in his career.

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