Here’s one last look at some key numbers, good and bad, from the Lions’ Week 4 performance:
14: The number of takeaways generated by the Lions all of last year. After four games this season, Detroit already has eight. Only New England (10), Pittsburgh (9) and Tampa Bay (9) have more. Denver is the only NFL team without a takeaway this year.
This is good. More please.
26: Carries for running back Kerryon Johnson vs. Kansas City, which was a career high. He turned that into the third 100-yard performance of his career with 125 yards on the ground. Johnson has carried the ball at least 20 times twice in his career, both of them coming the last two weeks.
I think they’re using him too much. Afraid he won’t last thru the season at this rate.
1,004: The total rushing yards Johnson is on pace for after rushing for 251 yards the first four games of the season.
8: Detroit currently has the eighth ranked offense in football, averaging 387.5 yards per game. The Lions rank in the top 10 in total offense, passing (10th), rushing (10th) and points scored (10th).
Real good. I doubt many of us thought the offense would be this good at this point in the season.
29: The Lions’ defense ranks 29th overall, allowing 405.5 yards per game. Detroit’s defense is 23rd against the run, 26th against the pass and 20th in points allowed.
Not so good. The DL has underperformed IMHO, hopefully they’ll kick it up a notch, especially when they get Daniels, Hand, and Bryant back.