It was a second half where the Detroit Lions struggled everywhere.
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson essentially disappeared. The defense gave up long drives. Special teams failed a risky fake field goal call. All of it led to the Lions’ 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, placing the Lions right back in the middle of a divisional race for a playoff berth.
Some numbers in this post were culled from ESPN Stats & Information. Follow Stats & Information on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo.
0 -- Catches for Johnson in the second half against Pittsburgh.
0 -- Completions for Stafford in the fourth quarter Sunday.
3 -- Targets for Johnson in the second half.
3 -- Games in Johnson’s career where he has not caught a pass in the second half when he’s been targeted at least once.
5 -- 1,000-yard seasons for Johnson in his career.
7 -- Offensive players who played every snap Sunday (five offensive linemen, Stafford and Johnson).
10 -- Passes Stafford missed in the fourth quarter.
12 -- Tackles for linebacker DeAndre Levy, the second time this season he has made more than 10 tackles.
41.3 -- Stafford’s completion percentage Sunday, his lowest of the season.
55 -- Games for Stafford to throw 100 touchdowns, the fourth fastest in NFL history.
93 -- Total plays for safety/nickelback/special-teamer Don Carey, more than any other Lion. Carey had nine tackles and two tackles for loss.
97 -- Yards Pittsburgh went on the eventual game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.
179 -- Yards for Johnson in the first half.
16,005 -- Career passing yards for Stafford.