Scanning the Savanna

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It has taken 10 games, but the Detroit Lions have apparently solved what had been one of the few weaknesses of their offense.

For much of this season, the Lions couldn’t beg, borrow or steal a conversion on third down. Through mid-November, the team’s conversion rate was the worst in the league.

Hall-of-Fame quarterback Troy Aikman couldn’t resist the chance to put on a pair of Matthew Stafford’s now-famed throwing gloves and toss a few footballs around the Lions practice facility Tuesday.

Let’s start with destroying things, because that’s what makes Suh, the Detroit Lions’ star defensive tackle, famous. He destroys linemen, he destroys running backs, he destroys quarterbacks. He’s done all of that for almost all of his football life.


Chris Harris wanted another shot to play when his second stint with the Chicago Bears wasn’t going very well.

Chicago cut him loose last month and Detroit jumped at the chance to claim him.

And, the Lions have already benefited from the seemingly savvy move.

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Tags: Chris Harris Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Matthew Stafford Ndamukong Suh Troy Aikman

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