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Some numbers behind the Lions' 37-27 loss

11/19/2013

It was a second half where the Detroit Lions struggled everywhere.

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson essentially disappeared. The defense gave up long drives. Special teams failed a risky fake field goal call. All of it led to the Lions’ 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, placing the Lions right back in the middle of a divisional race for a playoff berth.

Some numbers in this post were culled from ESPN Stats & Information. Follow Stats & Information on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo.

0 -- Catches for Johnson in the second half against Pittsburgh.

0 -- Completions for Stafford in the fourth quarter Sunday.

3 -- Targets for Johnson in the second half.

3 -- Games in Johnson’s career where he has not caught a pass in the second half when he’s been targeted at least once.

5 -- 1,000-yard seasons for Johnson in his career.

7 -- Offensive players who played every snap Sunday (five offensive linemen, Stafford and Johnson).

10 -- Passes Stafford missed in the fourth quarter.

12 -- Tackles for linebacker DeAndre Levy, the second time this season he has made more than 10 tackles.

41.3 -- Stafford’s completion percentage Sunday, his lowest of the season.

55 -- Games for Stafford to throw 100 touchdowns, the fourth fastest in NFL history.

93 -- Total plays for safety/nickelback/special-teamer Don Carey, more than any other Lion. Carey had nine tackles and two tackles for loss.

97 -- Yards Pittsburgh went on the eventual game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.

179 -- Yards for Johnson in the first half.

16,005 -- Career passing yards for Stafford.