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The Detroit Lions are hoping the bye week was just what they needed. Detroit enters its Week 6 meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles having lost three straight games following a season-opening victory over St. Louis.
The Lions have put up a fight in the setbacks, however, as each loss was by eight points or less. Considered the luckiest 2-0 team in the league after two weeks, Philadelphia has dropped two of its last three contests.
The Eagles are coming off a 16-14 loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday in which Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham booted a 34-yard field goal as time expired. Philadelphia has won five straight meetings with the Lions, scoring at least 30 points in each of the last three victories.
Detroit Lions (1-3): Quarterback Matthew Stafford has passed for 3,101 yards since December 2011, the third-highest total in the league. Detroit is 10-0 when Stafford has a rating of at least 105. Joique Bell ranks third among NFL running backs with 175 receiving yards.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is first in the league with 46 touchdown receptions since 2008. Detroit is 0-2 on the road thus far this season and has dropped five of its last six away from home.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-2): While quarterback Michael Vick has had trouble holding on to the ball, he has done a better job tossing it lately.
After throwing six interceptions in the first two games of the season, Vick has gone three straight contests without a pick. Since 2010, Vick is the only player in the league with over 7,500 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing. The Eagles are 10-1 when running back LeSean McCoy rushes for 100 yards. Philadelphia is seeking its first 3-0 start at home since 2005.
1. The Lions have allowed touchdowns on kickoff and punt returns in each of their last two games.
2. Vick has eight fumbles, three more than any other player in the league. His five lost fumbles also lead the NFL.
3. Stafford has thrown only three touchdown passes this season after tossing for 41 scores last year.