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The Detroit Lions continue to slide in most of the weekly power rankings, following their second-straight loss, the most recent at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. Detroit is a young team hoping to compete in the playoffs via a wild card this season, and its last two games were essentially playoff tests, taking on two of the NFC’s best in the aforementioned Saints and the Green Bay Packers.

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew says he’s sorry for his actions in last weekend’s loss at New Orleans.

Pettigrew was called for a personal foul in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s 31-17 loss. He made contact with an official who was trying to get between him and Saints safety Roman Harper after the whistle.

The Detroit Lions have become the poster child for lacking discipline. That will happen when you play on national television back-to-back weeks and pick up critical penalties after the whistle in both games.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert — better known ’round these parts for buying up half of downtown and owning Quicken Loans — vented his frustration Sunday night on Twitter with the struggling Detroit Lions.

“Can Stafford and the Lions even execute a single, run-of-the-mill, normal typical pass play? One? Ever?,” Gilbert tweeted.

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