NFL Nation: Ryan Nece
(Thanks to the Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad for pointing that out).
This isn't totally unusual for the Lions, who had bigger leads against Carolina (10-0) and Tampa Bay (17-0) before imploding. But to this point, the Lions have been pretty steady and the Vikings have been exceedingly flat.
Will there be a turning point? We're waiting to find out.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
With quarterback Drew Brees expected to sit, get ready for a healthy dose of Tyler Palko tonight. He may need a strong showing to convince the Saints to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.
Larry Holder takes a look at some of the other roster choices the Saints have to make.
Receiver Dwayne Jarrett said he has matured after a disappointing rookie season. With an assortment of injuries at receiver and Steve Smith suspended for the first two games, the Panthers could use some production from Jarrett.
David Scott has a rundown of the roster decisions facing the Panthers.
It's only the preseason, but Atlanta's defense hasn't allowed a touchdown in 10 quarters. That has come at the same time the Falcons have worked rookies Curtis Lofton and Chevis Jackson into key roles.
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