Grading Detroit Lions' Positional Units at the First Quarter Mark

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Grading Detroit Lions' Positional Units at the First Quarter Mark
Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have played one quarter of its 2013 season. After four games, the team sits at 3-1, tied for the lead in the NFC North. 

Before we get to the grades, allow me to explain my grading criteria. 

I try to weigh the expectations of a player against how well they have played. Stars are graded with harder scrutiny than reserves. Penalties, mental errors and poor technique are significant downers for a player.

Consistency and reliability augment grades, so does play which exceeds expectations. 

Without further ado, here are the first quarter grades by position group.

All statistics are from NFL.com unless otherwise indicated

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