Detroit Lions: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#23)

Last week: 23 (+0)

Record: 1-3

I had the Lions as one of my disappointing teams to start the season and I’m feeling pretty good about that. Their special teams are a mess, having already allowed 4 special teams touchdowns this year, but special teams aside, they still rank 14th in yards per play differential. If they can get their special teams issues cleaned up, they can be better, but in a tough NFC, at 1-3, they are going to have a tough time making the playoffs. Matt Stafford isn’t quite as good as he was last year and the defense is just as bad and in their last 16 games, a full season, they’re 6-10. That sounds like about where they’ll end up at the end of this season and they’re a candidate, along with New Orleans, to be this year’s team that goes from in the playoffs to 5 or fewer wins.


CB Chris Houston: Allowed 2 catches for 4 yards on 4 attempts, 3 solo tackles, 2 stops

LE Cliff Avril: 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, and 2 quarterback hurries on 18 pass rush snaps, 1 batted pass, 2 solo tackles, 2 stops


RB Mikel Leshoure: Rushed for 26 yards (20 after contact) on 13 carries, 1 broken tackle, 1 fumble, caught 4 passes for 37 yards on 4 attempts

RG Stephen Peterman: Allowed 1 sack and 2 quarterback hurries on 61 pass block snaps, run blocked for 0 yards on 1 attempt

WR Titus Young: Caught 1 pass for 17 yards on 2 attempts on 54 pass snaps, 1.0 YAC per catch, 1 drop

TE Brandon Pettigrew: Caught 7 passes for 67 yards on 9 attempts on 51 pass snaps, 4.4 YAC per catch, 2 drops

WR Calvin Johnson: Caught 5 passes for 54 yards on 11 attempts on 54 pass snaps, 1.6 YAC per catch, 2 drops

CB Dwight Bentley: Allowed 3 catches for 44 yards on 3 attempts, 2 penalties, 4 solo tackle, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle

MLB Stephen Tulloch: 6 solo tackles, 3 missed tackles, 3 stops, allowed 3 catches for 16 yards on 3 attempts

DT Nick Fairley: Did not record a pressure on 19 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 penalty




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