This pretty much symbolizes the Detroit Lions right now: knocked down.
Not knocked out, or seriously damaged, but definitely down.
The team is a last-second touchdown pass from having pretty much the worst start to a season imaginable. They have one win and three losses in the same span of time that they posted five wins last season.
It's not that everything has gone wrong, but not much has gone right.
Simply put, the Lions have been flat for four games, and their record reflects it. Now, they get to try recovering against a stretch of three teams with a combined record of 10-5, with the first two (and likely the toughest) of those games both on the road.
The Lions don't necessarily need to win all three of those games, but they need to win their next one against the Eagles. At 2-3, the Lions are a team in the mix that has fallen on some hard luck. At 1-4, they are a cellar dweller that should start thinking "draft."
That's what's at stake in this game, and here's what the Lions need to do to win it.