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Pro Football Focus reviews Lions' OL, DL play from Jets game

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A look at what Pro Football Focus had to say about the Detroit Lions' offensive and defensive lines based on Friday's New York Jets game.

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Pro Football Focus' Matt Claassen took a look back at Friday's game between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets, and he highlighted three performances of note for each team. For the Lions, the focus was largely on the play of the offensive and defensive lines.

For the offensive line, the review was not good for left tackle Riley Reiff. PFF actually called Reiff's performance on Friday "concerning" because he had a penalty and gave up a sack and a quarterback hurry. Reiff actually received the worst grade of all the Lions' offensive linemen (-1.9) on Friday.

Things were a bit more encouraging at right tackle thanks to Jason Fox, who scored a +1.6 grade. Corey Hilliard received a -1.2, indicating that Fox may currently be ahead in the battle for the starting spot at this position.

On the defensive line, the story was really the play of Willie Young. He received a +4.8 grade thanks to 3 solo tackles, 2 quarterback hurries and 1 batted down pass. Fellow defensive ends Devin Taylor and Ronnell Lewis also had a solid game with a sack each, as did defensive tackle Jimmy Saddler-McQueen.

Saddler-McQueen wasn't the only defensive tackle who excelled on Friday. According to PFF, Ogemdi Nwagbuo and Andre Fluellen each had four pressures, and Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley both received solid grades (+0.9 for Suh and +1.4 for Fairley) despite not getting a ton of playing time.

Head on over to PFF for the full rundown on Friday's game, which also includes a recap of how some of the Lions' wide receivers performed.

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