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Lions notes: Darius Slay shut down Antonio Brown

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The Lions clearly have a shutdown corner.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Detroit Lions Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images
  • One of the most promising developments from Sunday’s game against the Steelers was Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay dominating his first matchup against All Pro receiver Antonio Brown. Although Brown finished with five catches for 70 yards, Slay completely shut down Brown when lined up over him:

  • After the game Slay swapped jerseys with Brown and the Steelers receiver left a note for him:

  • With Eric Ebron potentially on the trading block, one former NFL tight end is offering to help Detroit’s red zone woes:

Another former Lions player took notice of Detroit’s struggling running game:

  • This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but the Lions have been absolutely horrible in short-yardage situations on third and fourth down this year: