Dan Campbell was a risk-taker in the first half of the season. Lately he's been anything but. In two games since taking over play-calling duties from Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, Campbell has played it safe -- both in his decision-making and his game-planning. The result on Sunday was a 13-10 loss to the Browns in which Detroit rarely stretched the field and never entered the red zone.
With backup QB Tim Boyle making his first career start on a wet day in Cleveland, the Lions mustered a measly 77 yards through the air. It was the same story with an injured Jared Goff last week in Pittsburgh. Detroit's passing attack was already one of the worst in the league over the first eight games of the season, averaging just 6.5 yards per attempt. They're down to 4.0 yards per attempt in the last two games, 3.0 yards per attempt not counting overtime against the Steelers.