Lions Suffer 37-27 Defeat Against Steelers

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Matthew Stafford had a huge day throwing the ball, but it wasn't enough to avoid a rough loss for the Lions at the hands of the Steelers, 37-27, in Pittsburgh.

Stafford managed a decent 19 for 46 with 362 yards passing, two touchdowns and one pick. Ben Roethlisberger also played well for the Steelers, and wound up 29 for 45 with 367 yards passing, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Joique Bell was a bright spot for the Lions, running for 49 yards on nine carries with a touchdown and had three receptions for 48 yards. Calvin Johnson was a leading receiver, hauling in six passes for 179 yards while adding two touchdowns.

The Detroit defense struggled against the pass, but managed to slow down the run game, allowing 367 yards passing and 40 rushing. They registered a single sack on Roethlisberger.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was impressive, churning out 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Heath Miller also had a good game with 67 receiving yards.

The Lions are at home to take on the Buccaneers (2-8) next week while the Steelers travel to Cleveland to meet the Browns (4-6).


Lions Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A 96 M. Stafford 19 46 362 2 1


Steelers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A+ 100 B. Roethlisbe 29 45 367 4 0


Lions Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A- 92 J. Bell RB 9 49 5.4 1
D+ 68 R. Bush RB 12 31 2.6 0
A 96 M. Stafford QB 3 24 8.0 0


Steelers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
B- 82 L. Bell RB 18 36 2.0 0
A+ 100 B. Roethlisbe QB 6 12 2.0 0
- - F. Jones RB 1 0 .0 0


Lions Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 C. Johnson WR 6 179 29.8 2
A- 92 J. Bell RB 3 48 16.0 0
C 76 K. Durham WR 3 42 14.0 0


Steelers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 A. Brown WR 7 147 21.0 2
A 96 H. Miller TE 8 67 8.4 0
B- 82 L. Bell RB 4 52 13.0 0