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Game Grades: Mental mistakes plague Lions

Nate Burleson (Derick Hingle, US Presswire)

The Lions dropped to 7-5 after to the Saints on Sunday night, marking the team's second consecutive loss and fifth of its last seven games. A root cause of the problem? Inexcusable mental mistakes which, insider Mike Mady writes, falls at the foot of the coaching staff.

The Detroit Lions dropped to 7-5 after falling 31-17 to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night, marking the team's second consecutive loss and fifth of its last seven games. The ball club remains in the thick of the playoff hunt but failed to capitalize on an opportunity to put distance between them and their main competitors (Chicago, Dallas, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons), who all lost on...

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