Lions Drop Second Preseason Game
Halfway through the NFL Preseason, the Detroit Lions aren't displaying the prowess fans hope for under first-year head coach Matt Patricia.
Friday night, the Lions lost to the New York Giants 30-17 in their second preseason game. Friday's game was a slight offensive improvement over the the team's first exhibition effort in which it lost to the Oakland Raiders 16-10.
Backup quarterback Jake Ruddock took the majority of the workload, throwing one touchdown and sneaking for second.
The pass-heavy offense signified the Lions still have plenty of work to do with their run game, which has been near the bottom of the league for the past several seasons.
Detroit continued to struggle with running the ball Friday, only achieving 67 rushing yards across seven rushers.
Veteran running back and three-time Super Bowl Champion LaGarette Blount seems to have to be ahead in the position battle. Friday night, he led with 11 carries.
Defensively, the Lions had trouble all night containing New York's ground game. Detroit allowed three rushing touchdowns.
Luckily, the team has a few more weeks to get things going before the season opener on Monday Night against the New York Jets.