Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Takeaways from Detroit's 37-27 Loss

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Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Takeaways from Detroit's 37-27 Loss
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The Detroit Lions entered Sunday at 6-3 and poised to win in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1955. Instead of running forward with their own playoff destiny, though, the Lions fell 37-27 and blew a great chance to validate those playoff aspirations. 

Aside from a truly glorious second quarter, Detroit looked lethargic and uninspired. That's how Lions fans feel about the team right now as well.

The Lions fall to 6-4 with the loss. That is still good enough for at least a tie for the NFC North lead, pending outcomes in the Chicago and Green Bay games. 

Now Detroit heads home for four of its next five games. First up is Tampa Bay, which improved to 2-8 by thumping the Atlanta Falcons 41-28. 

Here are my initial takeaways from the game...

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