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Lions fall apart in minutes just before half-time

ALLEN PARK -- You’ve heard it for years, the Lions need more consistency.

Well, here’s a new dilemma that just might be correctable.

In the first two games the Lions have been outscored 24-0 in the four minutes just before the end of the first half. In comparison they have outscored opponents 46-30 in the other 55 minutes of action.

In the opener at Chicago it appeared the Lions might take a 14-3 lead into the locker room at the half, but the Bears scored on an 89-yard pass and a 31-yard field goal in the final 1:03 of the first half.

The Eagles scored two touchdowns in the final 3:53 of the first half.

See a trend?

“We’ve got to put together four quarters, we’ve got to finish,’’ defensive tackle Corey Williams said. “We start out good, it ain’t about how you start it’s about how you finish and that’s what we have to work on finishing the ball game.’’

Or the first half.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche.)

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