We could use some good news around these parts given the Detroit Lions’ 1-3 record, and, thankfully, there actually is some out there.
For years, the Lions have tried to fix their offensive line in a desperate effort to make sure Matthew Stafford stops getting killed in the backfield. Stafford was the most sacked quarterback from 2014 to 2017, but those days may finally be over.
Not only was Stafford the least-sacked starting quarterback through the first three weeks of the season, but there is only one team in the entire league that has allowed more quarterback hits than the Detroit Lions. Check it out:
Total quarterback hits allowed through Week 4:— Johnny Kinsley (@Brickwallblitz) October 3, 2018
The addition of Frank Ragnow, who has drastically improved his pass protection over the past two weeks, appears to have been the final piece to the puzzle. However, how will the Lions offensive line look now that T.J. Lang
- Dan Orlovsky’s continuing Xs and Os series is must-watch every week. Here’s his preview for Lions vs. Packers:
- MLive’s Nate Atkins has more details on Golden Tate’s good deed from earlier in the week when he stopped at the side of the road to help a family that had just been in a car accident.
- It’s opening night for the Detroit Red Wings (be sure to follow Winging it in Motown for all your Wings coverage). Lions players wished the Red Wings all the best for the 2018-19 season:
- Before last Sunday’s game, Cowboys players were talking trash to Darius Slay, telling him they were going to go after him. After Dak Prescott, who went to college with Slay, actually did target his receiver a few times—and Slay shut them down—the Lions cornerback stunted a bit. “Talking at me like I’m some kind of slouch out there? I ain’t now slouch. Shit, I’m a gangster,” he said in the locker room this week.
- Unlike many Lions player, Golden Tate has fond memories of facing the Green Bay Packers: