¡°It¡¯s frustrating, but we still got some ball left,¡± safety Tavon Wilson said. ¡°What we want to accomplish is still in front of us. So I¡¯m not going to get too high or too low on this one. Obviously, we got handled today. Gotta go back to the drawing board and do some things better.¡±

Kids Chris Doleman Jersey Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford committed two turnovers and was sacked four times Monday night.

Kids Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey And in a hurry. The Lions have a short week to prepare for the biggest game of the season — perhaps the biggest home game for the franchise since Barry Sanders played in Detroit¡¯s old home, the Pontiac Silverdome.

The Lions, though, still believe. They know the results they had earlier in the season — winning eight of nine games to put themselves in the middle of the playoff conversation — and know they’re capable.

I did NFL Insiders with Louis Riddick on Monday, and he cited one of his favorite Bill Belichick sayings: “If you can tell me which play the player is going to get injured on, I’ll take him out of the game right before it.” Carr’s and Mariota’s injuries weren’t from overuse or overexposure. They were freak things that could literally have happened on either player’s first NFL snap.

The only way to protect a player from that kind of injury is to have him not play football, ever. The Cowboys could sit Prescott in Week 17 for safety’s sake, and he could get hurt on the first play of their playoff game.

No, I don’t like their defense either. But Matt Ryan is having an MVP-caliber year, no one can cover Julio Jones and the Falcons can run the ball. They’re in a position to outscore teams come playoff time, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan could be someone else’s head coach a month and a half from now.