The Detroit Lions' future opponents went 4-2 in Week 7. Teams like the Raiders and Saints appear to be making real strides to being postseason contenders as early as this season. While the 49ers may be the worst team in the NFL. Here's a complete breakdown of how the rest of the Lions' schedule looks for 2015.
Kansas City rebounded in a big way last week, taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Though the Steelers trotted out third-stringer Landry Jones, the Chiefs defense deserves credit for forcing three turnovers and giving up just one touchdown on the day.
On offense, the Chiefs got their answer to the question: who will step up now that Jamaal Charles is out for the season? Charcandrick West rushed for 110 yards on 22 carries and a score.
Week 10 at Packers (6-0) - bye week
The Packers were on a bye in Week 7. This week, they will be facing the undefeated Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.
The Raiders pulled to .500 with an impressive when in San Diego. Derek Carr continues to progress in his development, completing 77.4 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions. His favorite target, rookie Amari Cooper, is really starting to bloom .Cooper pulled in five catches for 133 yards and a touchdown. Here's his most impressive grab from Sunday:
Sunday Night Football set the scene for the Eagles to turn their struggles around against the undefeated Panthers. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, things didn't quite turn out that way. The Eagles couldn't take advantage of three Cam Newton interceptions, turning those turnovers into just six points.
Sam Bradford failed to impress once again, barely completing over half of his passes for just 4.5 yards per attempt. Ryan Mathews, however, continues to make a case for getting the majority of carries going forward. Mathews ran the ball just six time for 93 yards.
Week 13 vs. Packers (6-0) - bye week
Week 7 marked Todd Gurley's break out game. Gurley's 128 rushing yards and two touchdowns led the Rams to an easy win over the dysfunctional Browns.
The Rams defense also stood out on Sunday, limiting the Browns to just 84 rushing yards at 3.4 yards a carry. They also added four takeaways and a defensive touchdown, to boot.
Four weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints were the second-to-last team to win their first game this season. Since then, the Saints have made a run and are now serious contenders for a wild card spot in a top-heavy NFC conference.
New Orleans absolutely dominated the Colts in the first half, jumping to a 20-0 lead at halftime. After adding another quick touchdown to start the third quarter, New Orleans coasted the rest of the way to a one-score victory.
The Saints defense was unstoppable in the first half. Here are the results of the Colts' first half drives:
1) Three-and-out, punt
2) Three-and-out, punt
3) Interception on the first play
4) Fumbled punt return
5) Five offense plays, punt
6) Seven offensive plays, punt
7) Three-and-out, punt
Though the Saints allowed the Colts to sneak back into the game, once New Orleans recovered an onside kick, the game was over.
The 49ers' ugly side was fully on display on Thursday night. San Francisco's offense was anemic again. They managed just 142 yards of total offense on the night, while managing just eight first downs.
San Francisco's defense did manage to pick off Russell Wilson twice, but they couldn't stop Marshawn Lynch from Beast Mode-ing all over them, despite Lynch vomiting on the sideline during the game.
Although they've won two games, the 49ers have looked absolutely terrible in their five losses. They have now lost games by 25, 40, 14, 3 and 17 points.
Week 17 at Bears (2-4) - bye week
The Chicago Bears did not play last Sunday, but face off against the Minnesota Vikings this week.