Numbers explain it
Heres a stat that explains why the Lions have won just two of their first 12 games. While they have outscored opponents 74-72 in the first quarter, its downhill from there.
In the second quarter theyre been outscored 118-53 and in the third 85-31. Its not quite as bad in the fourth where the opponents own an 83-48 edge. It all adds up to losses.
After the loss at Cincinnati coach Jim Schwartz was asked what was up with his third-quarter woes. He had no answer. It wont get any easier going up against the Ravens tough defense on Sunday at Baltimore.