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Nate Burleson out for year, huge loss for Lions

Not only did the Detroit Lions’ record fall to 2-4 after a 13-7 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night, they lost at least one key player.

Wide receiver Nate Burleson is done for the season after breaking his right leg when it appeared to lock when he made a reception.

He was helped off the field by trainers, and then carted to the locker room late in the first half.

 It’s a huge loss for the Lions. Burleson has 27 catches for 240 yards in the first six games. He’s the only receiver who has at least two touchdowns.

  He’s in his 10th season but not slowing down. In 2011 he had a career-high 73 receptions.

  It’s not just the statistics, Burleson is very much a leader off the field. Calvin Johnson is the quiet sort, Burleson is the opposite.

  His leadership is key and it’s never the same when the player is sidelined.

  Also, safety Amari Spievey was carted off late in the second half. He had a head injury and was being tested for a concussion. 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time for the next wideout to step it up...
You have to be ready mentally to contribute when called on..
The Lions have bigger fish to fry, like winning a game.
The Central is lost, I'm guessing, but fans want to see victories, not ugly losses.

6:49 PM 

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