Looking at Lions formations: Week 5 vs. GB

October, 9, 2013
10/09/13
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- With Calvin Johnson out of the lineup Sunday against Green Bay, the Lions looked different in some of their packages than they have the rest of the season.

They stacked two pass-catchers one behind the other more often than they have in prior games this season. They also ran more of a one-running back, two-wide receiver, two-tight end look than they have most of the year -- especially in no-huddle, hurry-up situations in the second half.

This led to more targets for tight ends Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler, but not Joseph Fauria, who didn’t see a credited pass thrown his way.

Here’s looking at 63 of the Lions’ 67 plays:

GUN 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends -- 18
GUN 1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end -- 6
GUN empty 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends -- 5
GUN 1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end (stack 2 right) -- 4
GUN 1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end (stack 2 right & left) -- 4
GUN empty 1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end -- 3
1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends -- 3
GUN 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (stack 2 left) -- 2
GUN 2 running backs/2 wide receivers/1 tight end -- 2
1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (stack 2 right) -- 2
1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end -- 2
pistol 2 running backs/2 wide receivers/1 tight ends (stack 2 left) -- 2
pistol 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (TE offset) -- 1
pistol 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (stack 2 left) -- 1
GUN empty 3 wide receivers/2 tight ends -- 1
GUN 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (stack 2 slot right) -- 1
GUN 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (stack 2 right and left) -- 1
GUN 1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end (stack 2 left) -- 1
GUN 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (trips right) -- 1
1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends (stack 2 left) -- 1
1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end (stack 2 right) -- 1
Kneel -- 1

Michael Rothstein | email

ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

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