After their 21-19 win over the Chicago Bears on November 10, the Detroit Lions held a one-game lead in the NFL North division. The Lions then went on to lose five of their next six games and found themselves on the outside looking in for a playoff berth.
What may be the most interesting stat from their collapse over the last six weeks is that in each of the five games they lost in the last six weeks, the Lions held the lead in each of those games in the fourth quarter. In fact, through games of Week #16, the Lions had the most losses this season, six, where they had the lead in the fourth quarter in that game. In six of their eight losses this season (75% of their losses) the Lions had the lead in the fourth quarter.