Quick Take: Jaguars (3-5) at Lions (0-8)

Last meeting
Backing up an injured Byron Leftwich in Week 10 of 2004, David Garrard threw two touchdown passes in a 23-17 home victory over the Lions.

The Lions have won two of three meetings with the Jaguars.

Last week
A frustrating season continued for the Jaguars, whose 21-19 loss in Cincinnati gave the Bengals their first win of the season. ... The Lions allowed the Bears to rush for 154 yards, including 126 from Matt Forte, in a 27-23 loss at Soldier Field.

Keep your eye on ...
Mr. Megatron ...Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is commanding more double teams since the departure of Roy Williams but has reached the end zone in his last four games, recording 390 yards in that time. Jacksonville has allowed the second-most TD passes in the league this season with 14.

Culpepper's possible debut: With Dan Orlovsky suffering a thumb injury, the Lions might be forced to press newly signed Daunte Culpepper into starting duty even though Culpepper will have practiced with the team for just four days and hasn't played football in almost a year. That's asking a lot, especially against ...

... A desperate and embarrassed team: The Jaguars will be facing their second winless team in as many weeks. At 3-5, the Jaguars are not dead, but a loss to the 0-8 Lions could be another nail in the coffin.

Taylor's tumble: Since 2000, Fred Taylor has 13 100-yard performances against AFC opponents. But other than a 121-yard Week 3 performance vs. the Colts, Taylor has totaled just 134 yards in seven interconference games this season. Jacksonville's rushing average is down nearly 30 yards from last season, and Taylor's lack of production has a lot to do with it.

Did you know?
Jaguars WR Matt Jones aims for his fourth consecutive game with at least seven receptions. ... Lions kicker Jason Hanson has not missed a field goal attempt this season (10-of-10), including a franchise-record 5-of-5 from 50-plus yards. Hanson has 38-career field goals from at least 50 yards, tied for second in NFL history.

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