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    Week 6: Opponent News, Lions

    Dan Campbell: Taylor Decker “tentatively” slated to remain at left tackle when he returns

    Posted by Myles Simmons on October 11, 2021, 4:24 PM EDT

    Currently one of two remaining winless teams, the Lions could use some sort of spark heading into their Week Six matchup with the Bengals.

    They may get it from left tackle Taylor Decker‘s return.

    Decker hasn’t played at all this season after injuring a finger in practice just before the start of the season. He’s slated to get back on the field this week and when he does, he’ll likely slide back into his familiar position. The Lions have been playing No. 7 overall pick Penei Sewell at left tackle in Decker’s place, but they’ll likely flip the rookie over to the right side.

    “I think right now the thought would be to move Decker back into his slot at left tackle and move Penei back to right tackle. That’s tentatively what I think is the way that we’re talking about going,” head coach Dan Campbell said on Monday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We’ll have a meeting this afternoon and really dive into all that stuff. We’re still cleaning up the game, but we will. That’s where I think we would lean certainly.”

    Sewell had some success early on at left tackle, but has allowed four sacks from that spot in the last two games. Quarterback Jared Goff has fumbled on two of them.

    “I do think we’ve got to do some things to help him, just a little bit to get him going again,” Campbell said. “I do think he’ll learn and be good for him. Look, I could tell last week I knew he wanted to play just cause he wanted redemption. That’s the way he’s built and I love that about him. He was mad, and I know he’ll be mad about this. And if you talk about giving him help, he’ll be pissed off about that, like, ‘I don’t need help.’ But I do think we need to just settle him back in. We’ll get him going here.”

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    Ian Rapoport


    More brutal injury news for Detroit: #Lions Pro Bowl center Frank Ragnow will have season-ending toe surgery, sources say, cutting short his 2021 but making sure he has full health for 2022. Ragnow recently saw Dr. Robert Anderson to confirm the necessity. He is already on IR.

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    Charlie Goldsmith


    The three most interesting players on the team (Okwara, Okudah and Ragnow) are on IR.

    So are some other good linemen and wide receivers. RB D’Andre Swift, TE TJ Hockenson, LT Penei Sewell and LB Derrick Barnes are the most key guys on Sunday.

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    3 point favorites. Lions have been tough so far. Just haven’t finished. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous about coming out flat footed.

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    I’m a lot nervous. Not even about us being flat-footed. That is an angry team who is playing hard for their coach and has had some pretty bad luck. Lions will fight like hell here. This is a hard game.

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    Swift will run circles around us if we're not ready for it

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    Detroit Lions


    OLB Charles Harris has had sacks in four consecutive games for the #Lions. His four-game sack streak ties for the longest in team history and is the longest that a free agent acquisition has had in his first season with Detroit. #OnePride

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    Jed DeMuesy



    Yo to your point @tony_pike15
    Detroit is the only team in NFL history to lose two games at the gun by a 50+ yard FG twice in the same year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengals1181 View Post
    Jed DeMuesy



    Yo to your point @tony_pike15
    Detroit is the only team in NFL history to lose two games at the gun by a 50+ yard FG twice in the same year
    I hope we make it 3 this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkansas Bengal View Post
    I hope we make it 3 this week

    I hope our backups are in by the 4th quarter.


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