Lions hoping to reverse trend of poor fourth quarters

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If Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions had been a bit more productive in the fourth quarter recently, they might have a playoff spot all but locked up.

Instead, Detroit is scrambling to stay atop the NFC North after three losses in four games.

The Lions were outscored 49-20 in the fourth quarter over that stretch, and last weekend, they allowed four touchdowns in the final period in a snowy 34-20 loss at Philadelphia. Detroit is tied with Chicago for first place in the division — but if the Lions miss the postseason, they'll certainly have a few games they can look back on with regret.