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How Lions' future opponents fared in Week 5

A look at how the Detroit Lions' future opponents performed in Week 5 of the season.

Jason Miller

In Week 5, the Detroit Lions' future opponents combined to go 5-3. Here's a look at how each team performed:

Week 6 - at Browns (3-2) - beat Bills, 37-24

Despite losing Brian Hoyer to a torn ACL, Cleveland stormed back from a 10-0 deficit after one quarter to win this game. A couple of big punt returns by Travis Benjamin, including one that went 79 yards for a touchdown, contributed to the Browns' victory.

Week 7 - vs. Bengals (3-2) - beat Patriots, 13-6

Cincinnati's stellar pass defense pretty much shut down Tom Brady. He only went 18 for 38 for 197 yards and an interception, and his streak of 52 straight games with a touchdown pass was snapped by the Bengals.

Week 8 - vs. Cowboys (2-3) - lost to Broncos, 51-48

Tony Romo played out of his mind in this game, going 25 for 36 for 506 yards and 5 touchdowns. However, an interception late in the game that set up Denver's game-winning field goal is probably what most people will remember from his performance.

Week 10 - at Bears (3-2) - lost to Saints, 26-18

Chicago actually outgained New Orleans by a margin of 434-347 in this game. However, much like their matchup with the Lions, it took a late touchdown and two-point conversion for the Bears to even get this down to a one-possession game.

Week 11 - at Steelers (0-4) - Bye week

Pittsburgh got a chance to regroup from their 0-4 start with a bye this past week.

Week 12 - vs. Buccaneers (0-4) - Bye week

Tampa Bay didn't have a game last week, but the drama continued with Josh Freeman being released.

Week 13 - vs. Packers (2-2) - beat Lions, 22-9

Green Bay had to settle for 5 field goals in this game. Even so, the Packers still won comfortably by holding the Lions to only 286 total yards and 9 points.

Week 14 - at Eagles (2-3) - beat Giants, 36-21

Michael Vick left this game with an injury, but Nick Foles came in and put up solid numbers: 16 for 25 for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns. It was really only a matter of time until Vick got hurt given the style of Philadelphia's offense, but Foles showed he's more than capable of leading the way, at least against an awful team like New York.

Week 15 - vs. Ravens (3-2) - beat Dolphins, 26-23

Justin Tucker and Ray Rice accounted for all of Baltimore's points on Sunday. Tucker had 4 field goals and 2 extra points and Rice had a pair of touchdowns, leading the Ravens past Miami.

Week 16 - vs. Giants (0-5) - lost to Eagles, 36-21

New York surrendered 439 total yards to Philadelphia and only managed to run for 53 yards on 17 carries (3.1 yards per attempt). Also, Eli Manning threw 3 more interceptions and Brandon Jacobs had a fumble. This team is just an absolute mess.

Week 17 - at Vikings (1-3) - Bye week

Minnesota was off this past week.

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