1:00 PM ET, October 27, 2002
Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY
They should continue to focus on establishing the run to give rookie QB Joey Harrington the opportunity to throw play-action passes and get everyone involved. I know Harrington likes TE Mikhael Ricks down the middle, but that can't work every week. They're close -- I give them a lot of credit for not giving up, because the Lions easily could have thrown in the towel. Defensively, LB Chris Claiborne is playing well, so the Lions have two young players to start to build their team around. Now they just need some wins and some confidence.
Question on the Bills: Is there anything the coaches can do about Henry's fumbling problem?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Henry has now scored nine rushing touchdowns this season, becoming the first Bills player to do that since Thurman Thomas in 1992. ... Bills FB Larry Centers failed to catch a pass, ending his consecutive games streak with a reception at 143. Centers had the league's third-longest active streak entering this weekend, behind Jerry Rice (247) and Tim Brown (146). ... Injuries -- Lions: OT Stockar McDougle (groin) and WR/PR Desmond Howard (rib).