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Dissecting the Detroit Lions: Why So Bad in ’08, and What To Expect in ’09

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

It really worries me when a team goes 0-16 in the NFL for the first time in history and no big deal is made out of it. Of course, that team was the Detroit Lions - a rebuilding club since their last NFL title in 57 (as their own fans describe them).

How does a franchise reach that point? In this article I've tried to dig deep into those issues and look for improving areas for '09.

Well, since their defense was ranked dead last in the league in '08 in points allowed, let's start dissecting that segment.

When analysing their 27th pass defense, compared to their 32 rush defense, it becomes obvious the problem was on both aspects. If they allowed more than five yards a carry the whole season, w...

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