Analyzing Detroit Lions Week 1 woes in five numbers

Justin Coleman, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Justin Coleman, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Lions, Matt Prater
Detroit Lions, Matt Prater (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Detroit Lions- 4 (a second time)

The number of field-goal attempts by placekicker Matt Prater. The Detroit Lions offense again stalled in the red zone too often and settled for field goal attempts when they needed to put the game out of reach.

The last field goal attempt was damaged by a poor call, poor execution, and ultimately a costly miss on a 55-yard try.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called a half rollout pass play in the fourth quarter despite the Lions running the ball well for most of the game and needing to kill the clock.

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Quarterback Matthew Stafford had one of his worst moments by failing to throw the ball away and taking a nine-yard sack on second down. The Lions were at the Chicago 33 prior to the sack.

They did get back five yards on the ensuing third-down but not via play-action which had worked early on when they were moving the ball better. Prater would hit the right upright keeping the score 23-13 and the Chicago Bears would score just over a minute later bringing the lead down to a field goal.