Scanning the Savanna

There are several first-time Pro Bowlers in the Sporting News picks, including four rookies, but the slam dunk among them was Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Lions fans were warned by Jim Schwartz that Alphonso Smith’s injury was “long term,” so it comes as no surprise that he ended up on the IR due to his dislocated shoulder. Kyle Vanden Bosch’s move to the IR was not as widely expected.

After the Detroit Lions’ 24-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, here are three issues that merit further examination:

The trap game has been around since Curly Lambeau coached Johnny Blood and the players wore leather helmets.

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