Week 4 at a glance: Scouting Detroit

  • Updated: September 26, 2012 - 7:59 PM

Game 4

VIKINGS

AT DETROIT

Noon Sunday

Ford Field

TV: Ch. 9 (100.3-FM, 1130-AM)

Line: Lions by 4 1/2

ABOUT DETROIT

RECORD: 1-2

• The Lions can move the ball, ranking second in the league in total offense and No. 1 in passing. Their attack didn't miss a beat when Shaun Hill replaced an injured Matthew Stafford (leg/hip) at QB last week.

• In a 44-41 overtime loss to Tennessee on Sunday, the Lions racked up 583 yards of total offense, the second most in team history, with Calvin Johnson getting 164 receiving yards.

• On the other hand, Detroit became the first team in NFL history to allow five scoring plays of 60 or more yards in the same game -- a 65-yard punt return, a 105-yard kickoff return, a 72-yard fumble return and passing TDs of 61 and 71 yards.

PLAYER TALK DT Ndamukong Suh

Suh had 10 sacks as a rookie, but only four last season. In three games this year he has two sacks, one each in the first two games; the Lions failed to sack Titans QB Jake Locker on 42 pass attempts last week. Suh has two sacks in three games vs. Minnesota.

• On Detroit's 1-2 record: "You definitely want to be playing your best football at the end of the season. The last few Super Bowl champions have played extremely well when it mattered most."

• On Detroit's lack of pass rush vs. Tennessee: "I can only speak for myself, but I was inconsistent in getting my pass rush [going]. It's a matter of being more consistent."

COACH SPEAK Jim Schwartz

• On preparing for WR Jerome Simpson: "It adds a different dynamic to it for sure, because usually after a few games ... you understand what guys' roles are in the offense. But we have a good scouting report on him."

• On Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: "If he's not 100 percent, he's 98 or 99. I think he looks very good. I don't know if there's a whole lot of difference in his game. He looks quick."

• On bouncing back from last week's OT loss: "You've got to be resilient for 16 games. Teams that can do that are successful."

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

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Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario 7 FINAL
Detroit - LP: J. Soria 4
Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta 3
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne 2
Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo 10 FINAL
Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez 4
LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: R. Webb 0
Seattle - WP: J. Beimel 6 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw 5
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 3 FINAL
Miami - LP: T. Koehler 1
Minnesota - LP: C. Thielbar 3 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 6
Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez 6 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 5
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke 4 FINAL
Arizona - WP: O. Perez 7
Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw 2
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Winnipeg 27 FINAL
Hamilton 26
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
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Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Edmonton 8/8/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Hamilton 8/8/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
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Tulsa 75
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New York 74 FINAL
Chicago 87
Indiana 76 FINAL
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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