The Morning Fix

The Detroit Lions have been dealt an atrocious hand this season, slowing their bid to become a competitive team.

The Lions became the first team since the 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers to play all three of its division rivals on the road in the opening month of the season. The Bears, Packers and Vikings all defeated the Lions.

Don of Tucson, Ariz., writes: You pointed out that Detroit Lions receivers have dropped a lot of passes this year. Could you at least break down the numbers for those of us who don’t have access to them?

Next Sunday, when the Lions play the Redskins, Detroit expects to have all its first teamers on offense playing for the first time since the first half of the season opener.
Seahawks receiver Mike Williams is getting a lot of credit this week after his 10-catch, 123-yard performance in a win over the Bears. But Williams, whom the Lions selected with the 10th pick in the 2005 draft, says the real reason he’s getting so much credit is that everyone had written him off as a draft bust years ago.

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