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Lions Vs. Titans 2012: Detroit Struggles In All 3 Phases

The Detroit Lions nearly pulled off an improbable comeback win against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, but they ultimately came up short in overtime. SB Nation's Pride Of Detroit saw plenty of problems that will need to be addressed in the coming days and weeks if the Lions are to get back on the right track:

The offense can't keep having to settle for field goals going forward, just as the defense can't keep letting teams get big pass plays or extend drives with bad penalties. And don't even get me started on the special teams coverage units.

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The Lions settled for three field goals in the first half and were forced to kick four in the game. They committed 10 penalties on the day and also allowed Tennessee to pile up well over 400 yards of offense.

Detroit hosts Minnesota in Week 4.

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