Top 5 Defenses the Detroit Lions Will Face in 2015

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Oct 19, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers talks with the defense during warmups prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers

In the 2014 season, the Packers were ranked the 15th overall defense, allowing an average of 346.4 yards and 21.8 points per game. Look for that number to get better this season.

With Ha Ha Clinton-Dix entering his second year, the secondary is most likely going to improve. Add to him Casey Hayward, Sam Shields, and Morgan Burnett, and the Detroit Lions passing game will have their hands full. We also can’t forget Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers who are both great pass rushers and run stoppers.

In order to get both aspects of the offense firing, the line will need to be solid. Stafford will need to make smart decisions. All around, the offense as a whole will have their hands full, which is nothing new when it comes to the games of the Detroit Lions vs. the Green Bay Packers. This is a long time rivalry that is always a hard nose, hard-fought game.

Because of the rivalry and the talent on the Green Bay defense, that earns them a spot in the top 5.

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