Detroit Lions Defensive Playbook: Stopping the Washington Redskins’ Attack

Posted: 25th September 2009 by Michael Schottey in NFL
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When the Lions take the field this week in a blacked-out home game, it will be their best possible chance before the bye to break this abysmal losing streak. In a game pundits are currently picking Detroit to win, fans are obviously skeptical. On Wednesday, I posted an article on how the Lions offense matches up to the Redskins defense and how Detroit can succeed when they have the ball. This article will focus on the game situations when the Redskins have the ball.
Stop Clinton Portis Right, easier said than done. As of now, Portis is having a modest season at 70 yards per game, but is averaging four yards per carry. Detroit is the type of opponent which athletes like Portis often like to pad stats against. Especially if the Redskins are up early. Portis has only rushed the ball 35 ti ...

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