Sep 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is pressured by Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young (79) during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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Willie Young moves from right to left side of the defensive line
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Willie Young says playing right defensive end is a lot like brushing his teeth with his left hand.

It works, but it’s not comfortable.

And yet the Detroit Lions defensive end started on the right side the first two games this season. Ziggy Ansah got the start on Sunday in Washington.

Johnson, Bush change calculations for Bears
Matt Bowen – Chicago Tribune

The Bears defense has produced in its blitz schemes throughout the first three weeks of the season. However, with a matchup versus Calvin Johnson and the Lions, the Bears may choose to play some Cover-2 to limit the deep ball in Detroit.

As shown here, the Lions have their Ace personnel (two wide receivers, two tight ends, one running back) on the field in a Doubles Slot formation with running back Reggie Bush offset to the open side. The Bears counter with the base 4-3 personnel playing Cover-2 in the secondary. With the Lions working Johnson and Bush on the flat-7 (corner) combination, Mel Tucker’s defense has to play disciplined football to prevent an explosive gain.

Top 10 Lions Jerseys You’ll Regret Wearing To Ford Field

On your way to your seat at Ford Field this Sunday, you’ll have to navigate through a graveyard of jerseys on the backs of Lions slappys young & old. The draft picks that just didn’t pan out. The trades that reeked of hope but didn’t produce much on the field. No matter what the season gives us — valiant victories, crushing losses, hopefully a deciding win against the Bears this Sunday — we’ll always be reminded of past failures. That’s why we’ve compiled this list — to remember, to forget, to scratch our collective heads and wonder aloud, “What happened to him?”

Here’s to the Detroit Lions winning the Super Bowl this season. And here’s a roll call of all the jerseys we wish you’d leave at home.

Detroit Lions rookie punter Sam Martin planning to kick away from Devin Hester
Justin Rogers –

Punter Sam Martin might only be three games into his professional career, but he knows better than to kick it to Chicago Bears return man Devin Hester.

The lethal Hester holds the NFL record with 17 special teams touchdowns, which includes 12 on punt returns.

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