Detroit Lions Pursuit of the NFC North Crown: Week 14

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Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) gets away from Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) to score a touchdown during the third quarter of a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Each Tuesday SideLion Report will be doing a weekly post on the areas the Detroit Lions need to improve as well as an opponent preview for upcoming games as the Lions chase the NFC North crown. If you’ve missed our previous posts check out the links below!

Week 12: Win Turnover Margin and Find an Identity

Week 11: Tackling and Execution

Week 10: Focus and Secondary play

Green Bay Packers Recap

Win The Turnover Margin

The Lions started last week’s match up with the Packers with turnovers on three of the first four possessions, eventually finishing with a total of four for the game compared to Green Bays three. Turnovers are becoming a weekly issue for the Lions, so much so that it has become more of a topic than the Lions secondary, which played surprisingly well against Green Bay.

Find An Identity

Finding an identity isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s that is establish over time. It may be too soon to figure out if the Lions have an identity, but they certainly have a blue print. When the Lions’ defensive line is creating havoc in the backfield and stopping the run, the entire defense plays better. If the defensive line continues to play this way the Lions could be really scary.

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