Lions defense could be vulnerable to Huggins’ return

The Detroit Lions will play three of the final four games of the season without defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

They’ll likely be without Suh for at least three more weeks.

Suh was in uniform for Sunday’s 41-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, his third consecutive game without a concussion.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Suh would not play in the fourth quarter or overtime if he was to miss the game.

He said it was too soon to know if Suh will return this week.

Suhas absence is a huge blow to the Lions defense, which had won five straight games and had an overall record of 9-5.

Suah had three sacks, six tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

But the Lions allowed a season-high five sacks and 19 quarterback hurries.

Suhs injury came after the Lions had won four straight, including a 10-0 road win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford also had three touchdowns and a game-high 21 points.

Stafford threw for 212 yards, including 49 in the third quarter and 51 yards in the first half.

Stafford had just two touchdown passes in the final three quarters, including an interception that helped set up the winning score.

Stafford has three passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns in his past four games.

The Lions have been without two other players: running back Theo Riddick (broken left ankle) and linebacker Leonard Floyd (calf).

The team has allowed nine touchdowns on the season and is allowing more than 300 yards in three of its past four road games.