The Detroit Lions have struggled to recapture the magic they had on offense last season. That challenge will be tougher now that they've lost one of their leaders.
Multiple teammates tapped Burleson on the helmet as he limped off the field, a sign of the respect he commands in the locker room. At 2-4 and standing at a crossroads, the Lions will miss the leadership and production Burleson provided.
UPDATE: Burleson will require surgery on his broken right leg and could be out up to eight months, according to the Detroit Free Press.