In Week 7, the Detroit Lions' future opponents combined to go 4-5. Here's a look at how each team performed:
This was a surprisingly low-scoring game. Dallas held Philly to only 278 total yards, and the Cowboys forced 3 turnovers. All the Eagles could manage on Sunday was a field goal at the start of the fourth quarter.
Jay Cutler is going to miss at least four weeks after tearing a groin muscle in this game. (Lance Briggs, meanwhile, is out six weeks after suffering a fracture in his shoulder.) Josh McCown, Cutler's replacement, did an admirable job in relief for the Bears, as he went 14 for 20 for 204 yards and a touchdown. It wasn't enough to win the game, though, as the Bears defense allowed the eventual game-winning touchdown with 45 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
Pittsburgh finally put together a decent performance on the ground with Le'Veon Bell rushing for 93 yards on 19 carries. Finding the end zone remained a challenge, but 4 field goals by Shaun Suisham, including one on the final play of the game, helped give the Steelers their second win of the season.
Tampa Bay actually trailed 24-7 at one point in this game. The Bucs were able to make things a bit interesting with 3 field goals and a second touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson, but the Falcons held on for the victory.
Green Bay held a 24-6 lead at one point and flat out dominated the Browns. The Packers outgained Cleveland by a margin of 357-216, and this one was never really in doubt.
Nick Foles was only 11 for 29 for 80 yards before he was knocked out of this game with a concussion. Matt Barkley replaced him and went 11 for 20 for 129 yards and 3 interceptions. Suddenly, it looks like Michael Vick has a very good chance of remaining the Eagles' starting quarterback once he's healthy.
Week 15 - vs. Ravens (3-4) - lost to Steelers, 19-16
The Ravens offense continues to disappoint. Joe Flacco went 24 for 34 for 215 yards, but he only had 1 touchdown. Meanwhile, Ray Rice picked up only 45 yards on 15 carries. The defending champions are now a disappointing 3-4 on the season.
Eli Manning finally made it through a game without throwing an interception, and the Giants finally won their first game of the season. It was ugly, but they'll definitely take it at this point.
Josh Freeman's stat line really speaks for itself: 20 for 53 for 190 yards and an interception. Yikes.