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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) and wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) celebrate after a touchdown by running back Joique Bell during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The Lions won 31-14.

Phelan M. Ebenhack, Associated Press - Ap

Week 1 Sept. 9 Jacksonville Win 26-23 (OT) Week 2 Sept. 16 at Indy Loss 23-20 Week 3 Sept. 23 San Fran. Win 24-13 Week 4 Sept. 30 at Detroit Win 20-13 Week 5 Oct. 7 Tennessee Win 30-7 Week 6 Oct. 14 at Washington Loss 38-26 Week 7 Oct. 21 Arizona Win 21-14 Week 8 Oct. 25 Tampa Bay Loss 36-17 Week 9 Nov. 4 at Seattle Loss 30-20 Week 10 Nov. 11 Detroit Noon Ch. 9 Week 11 Nov. 18 Bye Week 12 Nov. 25 at Chicago Noon Ch. 9 Week 13 Dec. 2 at Green Bay Noon Ch. 9 Week 14 Dec. 9 Chicago Noon Ch. 9 Week 15 Dec. 16 at St. Louis Noon Ch. 9 Week 16 Dec. 23 at Houston Noon Ch. 9 Week 17 Dec. 30 Green Bay Noon Ch. 9

A look ahead to next week's game against Detroit

  • November 5, 2012 - 6:35 AM

NEXT OPPONENT: DETROIT (4-4)

The Lions have the second-best offensive production in the NFL (410.9 yards per game), but their uneven play on defense and special teams has them at .500.

LIONS WEEK 9

Detroit 31, Jacksonville 14

Mikel Leshoure ran for three touchdowns in the first half, Calvin Johnson had seven receptions for 129 yards, and Joique Bell rushed for 73 yards and a 10-yard TD for the Lions.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Matthew Stafford, QB

Stafford, third in the league in passing yards per game, completed 22 of 33 passes for 285 yards Sunday and appears to be back in 2011 form. He had more than 5,000 passing yards then.

OUTLOOK

The Lions are starting to become what we thought they were, and the Vikings are drifting back into what we thought they would be: rebuilding in stages. Outlook: Horns down.

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