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Lions notes: Taylor Decker second among rookie left tackles at pass blocking

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Taylor Decker hasn’t been perfect, but he has been better than expected.

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  • PFF released their grades for rookie left tackles in the NFL this year, and Detroit Lions first-round pick Taylor Decker looks to be excelling at pass blocking:

Grading second out of three doesn’t tell us all that much, be he is doing better than Laremy Tunsil, who was drafted three spots higher than Decker.

  • According to ESPN’s power index, there’s not a lot at stake for the Bears or Lions on Sunday, but mostly because their probability model doesn’t give either team much of a chance to make the playoffs this year:

  • The Lions have only forced one turnover through three games, fewest in the NFL. Kyle Meinke of MLive tries to figure out why.

  • I joined the “Chicago Bears Review” podcast this week. We kind of previewed the Bears-Lions game, but mostly, Larry and I just had a sad about our respective teams:

  • It sounds like Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin knows he can’t be as patient as he was last year:

  • Week 4 captains: