How Dan Campbell plans on fixing the Detroit Lions’ lackluster pass rush

[ad_1] On Sunday against the New England Patriots, the Detroit Lions generated a total of two pressures, according to PFF, the lowest figure of any team last week. The average amount of pressure by a team in Week 5 was 16.6. Detroit ranks 27th in PFF’s pass rush grade and 31st in ESPN’s pass rush … Read more

Why the Detroit Lions benched longtime starting cornerback Amani Oruwariye

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Amani Oruwariye is playing like one of the worst cornerbacks in the league this season. By ProFootballFocus’ measure, he has been the worst cornerback in the league this season. With promising young cornerback Jerry Jacobs due back at the bye, and Jeff Okudah certainly not coming off the field, Oruwariye’s days … Read more

Recap: Detroit Lions embarrassed by Patriots, limp to 1-4 at the bye week

[ad_1] The Detroit Lions had an opportunity to go into the bye week on a high note after getting thrashed by the Seattle Seahawks’ offense last week. The New England Patriots aren’t a good team, and they were starting their third-string quarterback—a fourth-round rookie who was making his NFL starting debut. Instead of making a … Read more

Bailey Zappe and the Patriots steamroll the hapless Lions

[ad_1] Getty Images The Patriots were down to their third-string quarterback today, and it didn’t matter at all as New England easily beat a hapless, helpless Detroit team. Bailey Zappe, the little-known rookie forced to start because both Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer are injured, had an easy day against a terrible … Read more

Detroit Lions scratch Amani Oruwariye as part of big defensive changes

[ad_1] Foxborough — In a stunning move, the Detroit Lions made starting cornerback Amani Oruwariye a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. It marks an abrupt fall from grace for a player who finished third in the NFL in interceptions last season and is in a contract year. But there’s no … Read more

Lions’ Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jonah Jackson, IN; Amani Oruwariye OUT vs. Patriots

[ad_1] The Detroit Lions have declared their inactives ahead of their Week 5 matchup with the New England Patriots, and even though they declared five players out on Friday—including three starters—there were still a few starters that remained legitimately questionable to play. Early Sunday morning, ESPN and NFL Network reported that two of those starters … Read more

Do you approve of the Lions’ change at kicker?

[ad_1] The Detroit Lions officially moved on from kicker Austin Seibert on Friday, turning the page on another chapter of the post-Matt Prater era in Detroit. Seibert’s time with the Lions was most widely known for his beating out Riley Patterson for the kicking job in this year’s training camp, but ultimately Seibert simply could … Read more