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The Detroit Lions’ powerful, freakishly built wide receiver vaporizes the opposition with a rare and imposing blend of size, speed and a leap-out-of-Ford Field verticality, leading receivers coach Shawn Jefferson to describe the football brute they call “Megatron” as being in “full-blown beast mode.”

The Detroit Lions have struggled on third down all season, but they’ve been particularly awful in losses to the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers the past two weeks. 

In the Lions five victories, the team was converting on 33.8 percent of their third downs, a rate that would still rank them in the bottom 10 in the NFL.

Czar: What’s the general consensus on all this back-and-forth talking between the Lions and Falcons this week centering around Ndamukong Suh and Matt Ryan?

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