The story lines from Monday? Michael Vick, Jahvid Best, and not much else, other than Detroit's loss…
Game Grades: Lions Blow Opportunities
Two late scores and a recovered onside kick gave the Detroit Lions a chance on Sunday. However, it was the follies and missed opportunities earlier in the contest that led to a 35-32 defeat, and an 0-2 mark that has plagued them for three consecutive seasons. OFFENSE: The Lions can clamor all they'd like about the veteran leadership of Shaun Hill, but the fact is, he doesn't have near the potency of injured starter Matthew Stafford. Hill tossed for 335 yards, but his inaccuracy led to an interception, and his soft arm seemed disproportionate to the timing of the team's offense. The loss of Nate Burleson (and lack of replacement Derrick Williams) reverted the team to 2009, where coverage rolled to Calvin Johnson, daring the Lions to go anywhere else with the ball. Jahvid Best was nothing short of exceptional, but once the Eagles' diagrammed to slow him in the second half, Detroit couldn't respond. The ultra-conservative playcalling of Scott Linehan is partly to blame, but again, a...
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