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|The Detroit Lions take their turn in the examination room after losing to Philadelphia.|
NFL coaches often say that injuries affect every player differently, but it's still amazing to watch the divergent stories of Lions tailback Kevin Smith and tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Smith and Pettigrew suffered torn anterior cruciate ligaments within weeks of each other last season. Pettigrew, however, has started both games this season while Smith has been inactive. Pettigrew was especially effective against the Eagles, catching seven passes for 108 yards and getting a key block to spring Best for a 75-yard screen play.