Jacksonville 38, Detroit 14: Report Card

It was about what you would expect from a guy who hasn't played in almost a year and a guy who has never played before. Daunte Culpepper ended his first series with an interception, but he also showed he still has a good arm, finishing 5-for-10 for 104 yards.

REPORT CARD VS. JAGUARS

PASSING OFFENSE: C-minus -- It was about what you would expect from a guy who hasn't played in almost a year and a guy who has never played before. Daunte Culpepper ended his first series with an interception, but he also showed he still has a good arm, finishing 5-for-10 for 104 yards. Drew Stanton made a goal-line cameo and threw his first NFL pass for a 1-yard touchdown, then mopped up in the fourth quarter, finishing 6-for-8 for 94 yards -- with five sacks.

RUSHING OFFENSE: C-plus -- Rookie Kevin Smith has taken over as the starting running back. The Lions wanted to see what he would do with a full load of carries, and he carried 23 times for 96 yards and a touchdown. Veteran Rudi Johnson had only two carries for 4 yards.

PASS DEFENSE: F -- Too easy once again. David Garrard became the latest opposing quarterback to shred the Lions and post a huge passer rating. He finished 18-for-25 for 238 yards and two touchdowns. His rating was 128.4.

RUSH DEFENSE: F -- The Jaguars steamrolled the Lions. Maurice Jones-Drew ran up the middle and right over safety Kalvin Pearson at one point. He had 11 carries for 70 yards and three touchdowns. Fred Taylor had 18 carries for 80 yards.

SPECIAL TEAMS: D -- The Lions were trailing 17-7 when Jason Hanson had a 33-yard field-goal attempt blocked. The Jaguars capitalized with a touchdown. What could have been a one-possession game became a three-possession game. It was Hanson's first miss of the season.

COACHING: F -- The Lions are 0-9, the only winless team in the NFL. They are 1-16 in their past 17 games, the worst stretch in team history. They looked horrible against the Jaguars, even though the Jags had just lost to winless Cincinnati and had all kinds of issues in the locker room. The Lions play hard, but they don't play well.


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