Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings players during the third quarter at Ford Field. Minnesota won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News From Around the Web

Scanning the Savanna searches the web for Detroit Lions content and brings it to your fingertips in one easy location.

John Niyo – Detroit News
Lions’ lifeless offense needs a jolt

Something has to change. Or else nothing will for the Lions’ offense.

Now that the rest of the NFL has called their bluff, they’d better have something else up their sleeve. And they’d better show it soon, before this team folds on what still could be a winning hand.

Brian Manzullo – Detroit Free Press
With video: Are the Lions the worst team in the NFC right now?

Didn’t think you’d see this as a headline four weeks into the NFL season, did you?

But here we are, with the Detroit Lions sitting at 1-3 (and one fourth-quarter rally away from being winless) as they enter their bye week, and at least one national sports site is asking that question we heard in many seasons past: Are the Lions the worst team in the NFC?

SportsRadioInterviews.com
Jim Schwartz Says the Lions Have the Talent to Turn Their Season Around

Jim Schwartz joined WXYT in Detroit with Karsch and Anderson to talk about how he looks at the first four games, what area the team needs to improve in the most, why he has already said that he will not fire the special teams coach, on the team’s struggles in the red zone and if he plans on benching players for dropping passes.

Tina Musial – Rant Sports
What Worked for the Detroit Lions in Week 4

When you wade through the special teams disasters and dropped passes, a couple of things do stand out as being remarkable in a season that is surprisingly unremarkable thus far. The two things that actually worked aren’t things but people: Jason Hanson and Nick Harris.

Kimberley Martin – Long Island Newsday
Jets new cornerback Aaron Berry glad Rex Ryan gave him second chance

The Jets new cornerback practiced with the team Wednesday — a week after being reinstated by the NFL following a three-game suspension for violating the team’s conduct policy.
“He pretty much told me he’s a guy that gives people second chances,” Berry said in front of his new locker Wednesday. ” . . . He just wants me to come in here and respect everybody in the locker room and just be disciplined. If they take me in, then I won’t make the same mistake as I did before.”

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