Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) makes a catch in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Detroit Lions defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

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Lions, Jaguars trying to build on solid games
Mark Long – The Associated Press

Even though they’re last in their divisions, the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars are feeling pretty good about themselves right now.

The Lions (3-4) totaled 415 yards against one of the NFL’s better defenses last week. The Jaguars (1-6) held one of the league’s top offenses to a season-low 238 yards.

Both teams would like to build on those performances Sunday.

Detroit Lions safety Ricardo Silva likes new superhero nickname
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham has a new nickname for second-year safety Ricardo Silva.

“I called him Spider-Man this morning,” Cunningham said. “He’s all arms and legs.”

Lions convert more third downs in win over Seahawks
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

The Lions were second to none on third-down conversions against Seattle on Sunday. and that might be one key to beating Jacksonville this weekend.

The Lions completed 12 of 16 third-down attempts against the Seahawks for an efficiency rate of 75%. That was their highest third-down completion rate in games with at least 10 attempts since 1996, when they converted 83.3% (10 of 12) of their third downs against Kansas City.

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