Top 5 Defenses the Detroit Lions Will Face in 2015

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Earlier this month, I broke down the top 5 wide receivers the Detroit Lions will face in the 2015 season. This time, I am going to break down the top 5 defenses the team will face.

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These teams will test the Detroit Lions in their second year offense. Matthew Stafford will have to make smart decisions. The offensive line will need to give him time for the routes to run out and block for the run game. The receivers will need to be on their A game in order to beat the secondary.

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In 2014, the offense struggled at times. Part of it can be associated with the banged up offensive line after week one. Another portion can be attributed to the first year in a new offensive scheme. No matter what area you point the finger, there are a few, and they definitely have to improve. In the second year of this scheme, I think you will see the offense pick up a bit. They better if they want to compete with these tough defenses.

So, without any further hesitation, let’s get into the best defenses the team will see this season.

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