The Detroit Lions were upset at home by the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, and Minnesota's two touchdowns both came on special teams. The Vikings opened the game with a 105-yard kickoff return, which is the second kickoff return touchdown the Lions have allowed in as many weeks. SB Nation's Pride Of Detroit lamented the poor special teams effort:
[The Lions'] special teams issues from last week carried over with Percy Harvin returning the game's opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown. He wasn't even touched, and the Lions once again showed off their awful coverage by allowing him to take the kick to the house.
The Lions also gave up two special-teams scores in their loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. The Lions have lost three games in a row following their opening-week victory over St. Louis, and they have a bye in Week 5.