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TALE OF THE TAPE

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  1. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images) (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Pittsburgh Steelers

    Matthew Stafford is still going to make some errors that hurt the Lions in crucial situations and he clearly has some work to do.

  2. ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 24: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks for a pass during the first half against the Cleveland Browns of a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Tale Of The Tape: Cincinnati Bengals At Detroit Lions

    Andy Dalton has been somewhat of a disappointment this year. Many observers had the Bengals as a legitimate Super Bowl threat this season.

  3. CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks for a pass during the first half against the Cleveland Browns of a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 24: Brandon Weeden #3 of the Cleveland Browns passes the ball during the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Cleveland Browns

    There was a noticeable lack of efficiency and effort from the Lions’ offense in their Week Five loss at Green Bay.

  4. CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks for a pass during the first half against the Cleveland Browns of a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Arizona Cardinals v Green Bay Packers
    Tale Of The Tape: Detroit Lions At Green Bay Packers

    Matthew Stafford led the Lions to a convincing win over the division rival Chicago Bears, and now he will try to do the same at Green Bay.

  5. Minnesota Vikings v San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions v Cleveland Browns
    Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Detroit Lions

    Christian Ponder had a difficult 2012 season for the Vikings, and many expected the Vikings to move in a different direction because of his inconsistency.

  6. Chicago Bears 28 - Arizona Cardinals 13 Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on December 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
    Week 17: Chicago Bears At Detroit Lions
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