The Day After; Detroit

News and notes on the Detroit Lions.

-- RB Shawn Bryson has been the Lions' leading producer in the backfield, although that's not saying much for a team that has gained only 122 yards rushing total in two games. Bryson is averaging 4.3 yards on 12 carries and has a total of 51 yards rushing but also leads Lions receivers with eight catches for 89 yards.
   -- WR Charles Rogers had four receptions for 38 yards for the second consecutive week. During most of the game, however, the Lions rookie WR found himself sandwiched in double coverage, unable to deliver the big plays the Lions needed in their 31-6 loss at Green Bay.
   -- QB Joey Harrington's passer rating took a dive -- from 116.0 down to 66.6 -- after completing just 26 of 55 passes and being intercepted three times in the Lions' 31-6 loss at Green Bay. Not all of the incompletions were Harrington's fault. By unofficial count, his receivers dropped a minimum of seven passes.
   -- TE Mikhael Ricks might be in the process of losing the starting job after dropping two passes and having another bounce off the back of his helmet in the Lions' 31-6 loss at Green Bay. In two games, Ricks has four catches for 57 yards but was benched in the second half against the Packers, with rookie Casey Fitzsimmons taking over the TE receiving duties.
   -- TE Casey Fitzsimmons, an undrafted rookie from Carroll College in Montana, got playing time and his first two NFL receptions in the Lions' 31-6 loss at Green Bay, at the expense of starting TE Mikhael Ricks. Ricks caught two passes for 14 yards but had two drops and another ball bounced off the back of his helmet because he didn't turn and look for it.

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