The 1-3 Detroit Lions listed as early three-point favorites for their week 6 road game with the 1-4 Jacksonville Jaguars, who lost by 16 on Sunday to the Texans.
Both teams are struggling defensively, with the Lions having allowed the most rushing yards per game in the league and the Jaguars having allowed the 28th most passing yards per game. A golden opportunity for Matthew Stafford to get untracked.
Stafford was lights out in 2019, throwing 19 touchdowns, and just five interceptions in eight games. But the veteran has struggled in 2020, posting just the 18th highest QB rating in the league.
Stafford's completion percentage, yards per game, and touchdown to interception ratio also down from 2019.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said Stafford may just need to go back to basics.
"I had a small conversation with him about it. I think it usually goes back to your feet" Bevell said. "Your feet are what gets you through your progressions, gets you through the play. Just continuing to work on those little details, making sure that our feet are helping us get through progressions, helping us make the decisions and that we bring our feet with us through all our throws."
Stafford has thrown eight touchdown passes and three interceptions in the Lions first four games.
The Jaguars are allowing 280.2 yards through the air each week and 29.4 points per game.
Jacksonville opened the season with a win, but have since lost four straight.