Detroit Lions Film Room: Breaking Down the Lions Red Zone Defense

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Detroit Lions Red Zone Defense

The Packers start on the Lions’ 19 yard line with just over 4 minutes left in the first quarter. The Lions defense had just given up a big play downfield  on third down after an outstanding throw and catch from Rodgers to Randall Cobb.

Red Zone Defense Play 1: (1st and 10 from 19 yard line)

Red Zone Defense Run

The Packers begin their trip in the red zone with a run play to Eddie Lacy. They have Jermichael Finley lined up on the line of scrimmage to down-block the linebacker at the second level. Josh Sitton pulls to pick up Willie Young, and both T.J Lang and Don Barclay combo-block Ndamukong Suh.

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The result is a very well executed run from both the Packers’ offensive line and Eddie Lacy. Barclay actually gets off of the combo block on Suh and gets just enough of DeAndre Levy to get Lacy an extra yard or two before Louis Delmas can come clean the play up from his safety spot.

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