The Facts: HC Rod Marinelli revealed during his post-game news conference that starter Jon Kitna was pulled at halftime of the team's loss to Chicago after experiencing back spasms. Backup Dan Orlovsky sustained a high ankle sprain. "We don't know how bad that is, so that's where we're at right now," said Marinelli.
Diehards Line:Kitna was 8-of-16 for 74 yards. Orlovsky played the second half, completing 13 of 23 passes for 97 yards and an interception. ... It's not clear what the status of either man will be for next week's game against the Vikings. It's safe to say those injuries would make it easier for the 0-4 Lions to look toward the future by giving Drew Stanton a shot. Stay tuned.