In Week 6, the Detroit Lions' future opponents combined to go 6-4. Here's a look at how each team performed:
Week 7 - vs. Bengals (4-2) - beat Bills, 27-24 (OT)
Former Lions quarterback Thaddeus Lewis nearly led Buffalo to victory after Cincinnati blew a 24-10 lead in the fourth quarter. However, the Bengals managed to hang on in overtime, capping off a big day for Andy Dalton (26 for 40 for 337 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception) with a victory.
Week 8 - vs. Cowboys (3-3) - beat Redskins, 31-16
Dallas was actually only up 21-16 going into the final quarter. However, with the defense shutting out Washington in the final frame and the offense adding a field goal and touchdown run, the Cowboys had a pretty nice cushion by game's end.
Week 10 - at Bears (4-2) - beat Giants, 27-21
Jay Cutler went 24 for 36 for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Chicago to victory. The Chicago defense also played a big part in the win, as it forced 3 interceptions and scored 1 touchdown.
Week 11 - at Steelers (1-4) - beat Jets, 19-6
Pittsburgh shut down Geno Smith and company by holding the New York offense to only 267 total yards. The Steelers' offense continued to struggle to do a whole lot, but a single touchdown and 4 field goals was more than enough for them to pick up their first win of the season.
Week 12 - vs. Buccaneers (0-5) - lost to Eagles, 31-20
Tampa Bay was actually only down 21-20 at one point in the fourth quarter before Philadelphia pulled away and handed the Bucs another loss. Bucs fans are calling for Greg Schiano to be fired, and I'd honestly be quite shocked if he is still their head coach when they come to Detroit in Week 12.
Week 13 - vs. Packers (3-2) - beat Ravens, 19-17
Mason Crosby went 4 for 5 on field goals in this game, and Jordy Nelson caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to build up Green Bay's lead. The Ravens got within one possession on two separate occasions in the fourth quarter, but they were unable to tie things up or take the lead either time.
Week 14 - at Eagles (3-3) - beat Buccaneers, 31-20
Michael Vick who? Nick Foles went 22 for 31 for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns in this game. He is making a real case that he should remain the Eagles' starting quarterback even after Vick returns from injury.
Week 15 - vs. Ravens (3-3) - lost to Packers, 19-17
Joe Flacco put up pretty good numbers by going 20 for 34 for 342 yards and 2 touchdowns. However, Ray Rice and the Baltimore running game couldn't do anything. Rice averaged 2.4 yards per carry on 14 attempts, and the Ravens rushed for only 47 yards on 22 carries as a team.
Week 16 - vs. Giants (0-6) - lost to Bears, 27-21
Brandon Jacobs went for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns on 22 carries, but it wasn't enough to get New York its first win. Why? Well, Eli Manning threw 3 more interceptions, bringing his total to a ridiculous 15 already this season.
Week 17 - at Vikings (1-4) - lost to Panthers, 35-10
Adrian Peterson had 10 carries for 62 yards in this game. Meanwhile, Matt Cassel threw the ball 44 times. He may have completed 32 of his passes, but he only threw for 241 yards and 1 touchdown. He also had 2 interceptions. What exactly are you doing with your offense, Minnesota?