September 16, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) prepares to throw a pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
The Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans will both be looking to right their ships on Sunday in Nashville.
Sunday afternoon's game between the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans features two teams looking to stabilize after rocky starts to the 2012 season. The Lions, who have Super Bowl aspirations this year, are coming off a loss to the San Francisco 49ers, which itself came on the heels of a sloppy performance by the Lions in a victory over the St. Louis Rams. The Titans, meanwhile, were pounded in Week 2 by the San Diego Chargers and are still looking for their first victory of the season.
For Tennessee, task one will be getting production out of embattled running back Chris Johnson.
Johnson, once one of the top running backs in the NFL, has only gained 21 yards on 19 carries so far in 2012, conjuring memories of his disastrous start to the 2011 season. The Lions, on the other hand, are looking for star quarterback Matthew Stafford to get into a groove. Stafford has thrown four interceptions so far this year to only two touchdowns, but he'll be looking forward to facing a Titans pass defense that has been carved up by both Tom Brady and Philip Rivers this season.
Sunday's game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET, with coverage being handled by FOX. The Lions are currently favored by 3 points.
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