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Three Takeaways from the Lions 30-16 home loss against the LA Rams, putting them at 4-8 and still last in the NFC North

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1. While the Taylor Decker touchdown was a great moment, it’s pretty sad that that is the only way we could score a touchdown

You know the Lions offense is really struggling when their only touchdown is to an offensive lineman. Along with that, 2nd string tight end Levine Toilolo was the leading receiver for the Lions this week too. The Lions running game was average this week, but really wasn’t able to get anything going against the Rams defensive front. With the injuries to Marvin Jones and Kerryon Johnson, it was expected that the Lions offense would have some struggles, but good coaching and good QB play usually can make up for that. But, this doesn’t seem to be the case.

2. The Rams clearly were the better team

The Rams are 11-1 for a reason. When the Rams turned the ball over, they were able to overcome that adversity and get stops themselves to make up for it. Along with that, whenever the Lions turned the ball over, the Rams were able to take advantage of it and get points. While the Lions were able to make the game interesting for a while, the Rams proved to be the better team and were able to put them away down the stretch.

3. Damon Harrison is the most consistent threat on the Lions defense

“Snacks” continues to dominate for the Lions week in and week out. This week, he led the team in tackles with seven (1.5 tackles for loss), had a sack, and also had a fumble recovery. While Harrison has been doing his part, the rest of their defense isn’t holding up their end as Todd Gurley still rushed for 132 yards.

 

Going into this game, the Lions weren’t really expected to win this game and the play on the field showed why. The Rams were the better team as they were able to execute when it mattered most. Along with that, they just flat out have the better talent. While the Lions were able to keep it close for a good amount of the game, the Rams just wore them out. This loss now puts the Lions at 4-8 and still in last place in the NFC North. The Lions need to win out in order to even be considered in the playoff hunt and that doesn’t look possible considering who they have to play these next few weeks.

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Lions Pick Up Taylor Decker’s Option

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The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option on the contract of offensive tackle Taylor Decker, according to an official team announcement.

Decker will now be under club control through the 2020 season, and that extra season will be guaranteed for injury.

Decker started all 16 games for the Lions last season.

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Lions’ Kenny Golladay Excited to Work with Danny Amendola

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is looking forward to learning from veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola, who signed with the Lions during free agency this offseason.

“We’re still just figuring each other out, but I know one thing, his work ethic is crazy,” Golladay said, according to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News.

“It’s through the roof. He wants to push everyone. And when you have a guy like that, a vet guy, a savvy vet, you just really want to follow up under him. I’m not going to let him go out there and out-run me.”

After a breakout 2018 season, Golladay is looking to keep the productivity rolling along.

“The challenge is just picking up where I left off,” Golladay said. “Don’t become complacent, you know. Just need to keep my same focus and that’s what I’m going to do.”

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Lions Re-Signing Zach Zenner

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The Detroit Lions will be re-signing running back Zach Zenner to a one-year deal, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson.

Zenner provided backfield depth for the Lions last season, rushing for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns for Detroit.

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