Sunday, October 3, 2010
Lions losing streaks continue to mount
The Detroit Lions are streaking once again ... in the opposite direction.
The Lions have now lost:
• 23 straight road games, one shy of their own NFL record of 24 set from 2001-04.
• 18 straight divisional games, which is the longest such streak since the merger in 1970.
• 19 straight road games against the Packers.
• 10 straight overall to Green Bay.
Charles Woodson now has now returned 10 interceptions for touchdowns, that's third in NFL history behind Rod Woodson (12) and Darren Sharper (11).
While the Lions have lost 18 straight divisional games, the St. Louis Rams snapped a 15-game division losing streak, beating the Seattle Seahawks, 20-3. The Rams have won consecutive games for the first time since weeks six and seven of the 2008 season.
LaDainian Tomlinson registered his 25th career game with 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdows. His teams are 25-0 when he does that. It also tied Jim Brown for the most such games in NFL history.
Dustin Keller has five TD receptions this season, matching his total from 2008-09 combined.
Against the New England Patriots last week, the Buffalo Bills scored 30 points. In their three other games combined, they have scored 31 points.
Terrell Owens recorded his third career 200-yard receiving game. Since 1970, only Jerry Rice (4) has more. Owens now has 15,325 career receiving yards, passing Isaac Bruce for second in NFL history.
The Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan is now 12-0 at home against NFC opponents.
For the first time in franchise history, each of the New Orleans Saints first four games of the season have been decided by five points or fewer.