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Lions, Jaguars trying to build on solid games
Mark Long – The Associated Press
Even though they’re last in their divisions, the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars are feeling pretty good about themselves right now.
The Lions (3-4) totaled 415 yards against one of the NFL’s better defenses last week. The Jaguars (1-6) held one of the league’s top offenses to a season-low 238 yards.
Both teams would like to build on those performances Sunday.
Detroit Lions safety Ricardo Silva likes new superhero nickname
Justin Rogers – MLive.com
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham has a new nickname for second-year safety Ricardo Silva.
“I called him Spider-Man this morning,” Cunningham said. “He’s all arms and legs.”
Lions convert more third downs in win over Seahawks
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press
The Lions were second to none on third-down conversions against Seattle on Sunday. and that might be one key to beating Jacksonville this weekend.
The Lions completed 12 of 16 third-down attempts against the Seahawks for an efficiency rate of 75%. That was their highest third-down completion rate in games with at least 10 attempts since 1996, when they converted 83.3% (10 of 12) of their third downs against Kansas City.