- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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Every week, we'll take a look at what formations the Lions ran during their last game.
Also, for the second straight week, Detroit's favored formation was a single running back with three wide receivers and one tight end, usually Brandon Pettigrew. This week, I was able to chart 57 of the Lions' 58 listed offensive plays between live game action and watching the television copy of the game again.
Here's what the Lions looked like:
1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end -- 20 plays
Shotgun 1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end -- 19 plays
Shotgun empty 1 running back/3 wide receivers/1 tight end -- 9 plays
1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends -- 4 plays
Shotgun empty 1 running back/2 wide receivers/2 tight ends -- 3 plays
Shotgun 2 running backs/3 wide receivers -- 1 play
Pistol 2 running backs (or 1 running back/1 tight end off-set; tough to tell from television copy) /3 wide receivers -- 1 play