The Lion’s special teams let them down again yesterday as Minnesota’s Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown while the Vikings also scored on a punt return in their 20-to-13 victory at Ford Field. Detroit’s third straight defeat leaves them with a 1-and-3 record going into their bye week. The surprising Vikings lead the NFC North with a 3-and-1 mark. The Lion’s only touchdown came with just under 3 minutes left in the game on a one yard dive by quarterback Matthew Stafford After the bye week, Detroit’s next two games are on the road, at Philadelphia and Chicago. Yesterday’s NFL action featured the league's three undefeated teams, Atlanta, Houston and Arizona remaining unbeaten while the New Orleans Saints are still winless.
Atlanta Falcons 30 Carolina Panthers 28
Houston Texans 38, Tennessee Titans 14
Arizona Cardinals 24, Miami Dolphins 21, overtime
Green Bay Packers 28, New Orleans Saints 27
And the Sunday night game featured a pair of NFC East rivals, as the Philadelphia Eagles used a late field goal to down the New York Giants 19-to-17. Tonight, it’s Chicago at Dallas.