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Detroit Lions Film Review

Film Room: Kerryon Johnson shines in preseason opener

The rookie running back dazzled in his first taste on NFL action.

Film review: The Lions have what it takes to block kicks

Blocking placekicks involves hard work, determination, and careful preparation. It is not a matter of luck.

Film review: Lions defense stonewalled the Bears run game

Teryl Austin invoked Stan 3:16 and it worked.

Film Breakdown: Slay’s Glover Quin-like instincts result in big INT

Darius Slay has taken his game to a new level thanks to GQ.

Film review: Why can’t the Lions run the ball?

Is it the blocking or the running backs?

Film breakdown: Tabor shows he’s a jack of all trades vs. Buccaneers

The Lions showed a lot of trust in their rookie cornerback and he mostly earned it.

Film breakdown: How will the Lions defense look with Miles Killebrew?

Miles Killebrew is the starting strong safety now. What will that look like?

Film review: Detroit’s run defense must play disciplined to improve

It is sloppy, but that at least can be fixed.

Film review: Taylor Decker is not yet back to form

In his return to action against the Browns, Decker looked rough around the edges.

Film breakdown: Graham Glasgow is really starting to get it

The left side of this offensive line could be really good, really soon.

Play of the Game: Breaking down the Lions’ perfect screen

Everything worked to perfection in the Lions’ 63-yard screen.

Film Review: What happened in the red zone against Pittsburgh?

Was play selection or execution more responsible for Detroit’s failure to punch it into the end zone on Sunday night?

Film Review: Will the defensive line be okay without Haloti Ngata?

Don’t make Cornelius Washington mad again, people.

Film breakdown: Lions secondary to blame for Ed Dickson’s breakout game

The Lions secondary had a rough day covering Panthers tight end Ed Dickson.

Play of the Game: Lions secondary communicating on a whole new level

Everything is clicking with this Lions secondary right now.

Film review: More proof that Jim Bob Cooter adapts to what his players do well

In crucial situations against the Falcons, the Lions ran a concept their quarterback has a long history with.

Film breakdown: Glover Quin’s instincts were unreal on pick-6

Glover Quin’s pick six was a thing of beauty.

Film review: At last, the Lions have a punt return game

The Lions are on their way to having unbelievably good units in all phases of special teams.

Film review: How did Detroit survive the first half against Arizona?

Raise your glass and salute the heroes on the defensive line.

FILM: Breaking down how Stafford connected with Golladay

A film breakdown of the biggest play from the Detroit Lions in Week 1

Film review: Akeem Spence was a great find for Detroit’s defense

A fine preseason demonstrated the former Buccaneer is poised to contribute immediately.

Film review: Blocking starts to gel for Detroit Lions

Last Friday’s preseason game provided a glimpse as to why the Lions signed all those veterans in free agency.

Lions-Patriots Play of the Game: Jalen Reeves-Maybin blows up a screen

The rookie linebacker was one of the few brights spots for the Lions defense on Friday.

Film review: Nevin Lawson quietly gets his job done

Even if you don’t see him in the stat sheet, Lawson’s play is creating chances for everyone around him.

Film review: Kenny Golladay gets open with his hands instead of his feet

An important part of the future for the Lions at wide receiver may actually be a giraffe.

Film review: Charting all of Greg Robinson’s pass protection snaps vs. Colts

Greg Robinson’s debut was better than expected, but one glaring issue was obvious.

Film breakdown: Lions must establish the run to throw deep against Seattle

Detroit’s deep passing repertoire is severely diminished if the team cannot run the ball.

Film breakdown: Zenner up the middle works only if blockers win

Sometimes it really does boil down to execution.

Was A’Shawn Robinson’s ‘body slam’ illegal?

Is there even a rule against it?

Film breakdown: What happened to the WR screen?

Press coverage happened, that’s what.

Film breakdown: It’s okay to stop worrying about Levy

In limited action on Sunday, DeAndre Levy was very much the physical freak we remember.

Jim Bob Cooter called a tremendous game against the Saints

This was the offense we’ve been waiting to see.

Film Breakdown: Lions are too predictable running the ball with Riddick

Matthew Stafford is a golden god, but does running outside too often make it tougher for the offense to shine?

Would Caldwell have won a challenge on the Hopkins catch?

Knowing what we know now, should Caldwell have challenged the catch?

What happened to the Lions run defense in the fourth quarter?

After dominating the ground game through three-and-half quarters, the Lions defense became a sieve on the final two drives. What gives?

Graham Glasgow should definitely start at left guard

Bob Quinn’s first draft keeps looking better and better.