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Scouting report: Lions' passing game isn't all it seems

12:37 AM, Nov. 14, 2012
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson leads the NFL in receiving yards, but hasn't been able to get into the end zone as often as in the past. He's been tackled inside the 2-yard line five times this season and has only two touchdowns.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson leads the NFL in receiving yards, but hasn't been able to get into the end zone as often as in the past. He's been tackled inside the 2-yard line five times this season and has only two touchdowns.
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Coming off their bye week, the Green Bay Packers (6-3) play only their second NFC North Division game of the season this week against a Detroit Lions (4-5) team that is coming off a 34-24 loss at Minnesota.

Following is a scouting report on the Lions based on interviews with NFL coaches and scouts:Run offense

The Lions' offense is coordinated by former St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan and rank No. 2 in the NFL in yards but only No. 13 in points, and No. 24 in rushing yards per game. ...

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