Jets-Lions: DeAndre Levy and Amari Spievey Are Keys to Detroit Victory

November 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Leading up to the Detroit Lions' game this week against the NY Jets, much has been made about the weakness in the Lions' rush defense.
This is valid, considering that the Lions' run defense is 27th in the league, allowing an average of 130.4 YPG. Even more worrisome is the opponents per carry average of 4.9, tied for 29th.
Both of these averages are skewed by the fact the Lions have allowed an NFL-leading three rushes of 40-plus yards. This points to weak play by the linebackers and secondary.
This is why DeAndre Levy and Amari Spievey must come through in a big way for the Lions.
Levy has missed considerable time this year, first with a groin injury and then with an ankle injury. He has managed to play in only two games so far, against the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins. It has now become obvious he should not have tried to play against the Vikings, as he was largely ineffective. His groin severely limited him, and he ended up suffering an ankle inj...

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