The Lions have blitzed on 73 pass plays this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. On just over half of them, 37 to be exact, the extra rusher has been a defensive back (as opposed to linebackers).
“NFL Total Access” looks at who has the edge when the Jets’ Mark Sanchez and Lions’ Matthew Stafford face off this weekend.
Calvin Johnson is usually covered by a cornerback and a safety when he runs a route.
The Detroit Lions receiver expects to experience something unusual against the New York Jets. He’ll only need to beat one man — All-Pro Darrelle Revis — to get open.
The 2008 Detroit Lions, whose place as one of the worst teams in NFL history was assured when they went 0-16, lost by an average of 15.6 points a game during that lamentable season.