The Lions are up 6-0 with 3:58 in the first quarter.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that they should be up at least 10.
The Lions have already been in Eagles territory twice, but have had to settle for field goals both times, following the trend of the early season.
The offense had four consecutive first downs, including runs by Mikel Leshoure (14 yards) and Joique Bell (13 yards) and catches by Brandon Pettigrew (10 yards and Calvin Johnson (28 yards).
But the Lions also had four penalties on the drive. The costly one, though, was a 15-yard personal foul on Gosder Cherilus that took them out of the red zone.
Two plays later, they settled for a 34-yard field goal by Jason Hanson.
Three is good, but seven is much better.