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Sunday, October 26, 2008
Black and Blue all over: Lions approach record


Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

It's a bit of a slow weekend here in the NFC North, in which the only divisional game scheduled involves a team that qualifies as the worst team in the entire league. (At least according to ESPN.com's weekly power rankings.)

David Birkett of the Oakland Press points out a particularly ignominious mark the Detroit Lions could approach Sunday against the Washington Redskins (in a blacked-out game at Ford Field.) The Lions haven't had a first-quarter score in six games this season; if they extend that run to seven, they'll move into a tie for third place on the NFL's all-time list in that category.

(The record is nine for you optimists out there.)

The pursuit of that mark should give you all the incentive you need to follow this game and check out our Rapid Reaction here later Sunday.

Continuing a bye weekend jaunt around the division: