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5 Detroit Lions Who Aren't Earning Their Keep
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You know something? Even when the Detroit Lions were 5-0, they were riddled with holes. It's just that they were harder to see behind the glare of an undefeated record.

So, I don't want to hear anybody say I'm just getting down on the team because they now have a digit in the loss column.

Frankly, the problems the Lions have didn't show up for the first time against San Francisco; they've been there all season. It's just that San Francisco is the first team to make them pay for it.

And, for all their flaws, the Lions are still a good football team, and will continue to be. But because they are a good football team, there are certain expectations for each player.

In many cases, those expectations have been exceeded. That's why these Lions are 5-1 after being the next-to-last undefeated team in the NFL.

But in these five cases (four players and one unit), those expectations have not been met, and part of that is why the Lions are no longer undefeated.

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