Some numbers behind the Lions' 24-21 loss

November, 25, 2013
11/25/13
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Against Pittsburgh, the Detroit Lions couldn’t find Calvin Johnson.

Then against Tampa Bay, Matthew Stafford threw two interceptions trying to find him -- the first time since 2011 he has thrown more than one interception in a game attempting to target Johnson.

This is all part of the Lions’ second straight loss. Here’s a look at some numbers behind the Lions’ 24-21 loss to the Buccaneers. Some numbers in this post were culled from ESPN Stats & Information. Follow Stats & Information on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo.

0 -- turnovers forced by Detroit, the fourth time in the past five games the Lions have not forced a turnover.

1 -- Combined quarterback hits for Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley

5 -- Turnovers for the Lions on Sunday

5 -- straight possessions without a score for Detroit to end the game

861 -- yards for Calvin Johnson over the past five games, the most ever in a five-game span

2 -- interceptions thrown by Matthew Stafford targeting Johnson, the first time that has happened since Week 10 of the 2011 season

30 -- targets to Detroit’s wide receivers of 44 attempts

11 -- completions for Stafford in the second half Sunday

47.8 -- Stafford’s completion percentage in the second half

8.7 -- Stafford’s interception percentage Sunday

4.5 -- the Lions’ drop percentage Sunday -- third-lowest of the season for them

Michael Rothstein | email

ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

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