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0-3, 3rd in NFC North
Gruden: Lions 'in for a real difficult night' in Seattle on MNF (1:31)

Orlovsky misstep worst in NFL history?

Remember that time Dan Orlovsky ran out of the end zone for a safety? See where his blunder landed on our list. Worst plays in NFL history


More trouble coming for the Lions?

Detroit is 0-3 and has to head to Seattle this week to face the Seahawks. ESPN's Football Power Index has the Seahawks as nearly 4-to-1 favorites for Monday night's game.


Megatron not so mega anymore?

Calvin Johnson has seen a drastic drop-off in the average depth of his targets and receptions this season. Could it be a sign of the 30-year-old's waning effectiveness?

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Joique Bell (ankle) not at the open portion of practice again Saturday for the Lions. He has not been out there all week. DeAndre Levy and Ezekiel Ansah practiced again. If Bell can't go Monday, figure Zach Zenner will get some of his touches.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden Tate named a game captain for the Detroit Lions for Monday night against Seattle. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said "it was just his turn," but Tate is facing his former team, the Seahawks.

Fielding Questions: When Do You Expect The Lions To Win A Game? (4:26)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy and Ezekiel Ansah practiced on a limited basis for the Lions on Friday. Joique Bell and Brandon Pettigrew both did not practice. Larry Warford practiced fully for the second straight day.

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Another letdown from the Lions?

The Seahawks (-10) are major favorites against the Lions this week. After letting him down in the first two weeks, does Dave Tuley think Detroit can keep it close against Seattle? Tuley's bets (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Levy practiced again Friday for the Lions but Joique Bell and Ezekiel Ansah did not for the second straight day. Brandon Pettigrew also didn't practice but was working out on the side.

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1dMichael Rothstein

Lions OC denies play calling is predictable

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said the franchise keeps detailed self-scouts and studies his tendencies to make sure he evens them out as they appear.

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Nowhere to run for Detroit

The Lions are last in the NFL with only 45 rush yards per game. Facing a defense in Seattle that has dominated opposing passing attacks, the ground game needs to finally show up for Detroit. NFL Nation Week 4 predictions

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions OC Joe Lombardi, asked about tendencies, said they self-scout and they are trying to even out tendencies. "Everyone's signals sometimes get stolen."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Teryl Austin said "we'll cross that bridge when we get there" when asked what Josh Bynes' role will be when DeAndre Levy is ready to fully return. Austin said he likes the way Levy moved.

2dBill Barnwell

Grantland: The Worst Plays in NFL History

Every season, someone does something that gets nominated as an historically bad play, but just what does it take to make the cut as one of the worst of the worst?

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Flags up by 1.2 per game in 1st 3 weeks over 2014

In 48 games over the first three weeks, according to STATS research, 878 penalties have been called. That's an average of 18.3 per game, up from 17.1 per game in the first three weeks of 2014.

Levy could provide a boost for Detroit (1:07)
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Is the Lions offense too predictable?

After WR Golden Tate's comments that opponents told him they knew which plays Detroit would run, QB Matt Stafford joked, "Maybe they are hacking into our computers or something, I don't know." Lions offense struggling

Team Stats

Passing Yards260.010th
Rushing Yards45.032nd
Points For18.7Tied-23rd
Points Against27.7Tied-25th

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