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Behind Enemy Lines: A Quick Look at the Detroit Lions

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NASHVILLE – The Titans face the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

Here's a quick look at the Lions:

Record: 5-8.

Last game: Packers 31, Lions 24.

Points for/against: 23.8/29.9.

NFL RANKINGS

Offense: 20th overall, 351.5 ypg (30th rushing, 9th passing).

Defense: 29th overall, 396.7 (29th rushing, 27th passing).

TEAM LEADERS

Head coach: Darrell Bevell.

Offense:

QBs: Matthew Stafford (295-of-462, 3,522 yards, 22 TDs, 9 INTs, 94.8 rating); Chase Daniel (11-of-19, 123 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 72.9 rating).

Top RBs: Adrian Peterson (139 carries, 508 yards, 6 TDs), D'Andre Swift (77 carries, 355 yards, 5 TDs).

Top WR: Marvin Jones (55 catches, 667 yards, 6 TDs).

Top TE: T.J. Hockenson (58 catches, 657 yards, 6 TDs).

Defense:

Sacks: DE Romeo Okwara (7).

Leading tackler: LB Jamie Collins (97).

Interceptions: S Duron Harmon (2).

Take/Give: -2 (12/14).

Kicker: Matt Prater (19-of-26 FGs, 33-of-34 PATs).

Punter: Jack Fox 49.5 (45.5).

Last meeting: December 16, 2016: Titans 16, Lions 15.

Of note:

-Lions linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin is a Clarksville native who attended Northeast High School and played at the University of Tennessee, where he played in 41 games over his four-year career with the Vols from 2013-16.

-Lions cornerback Justin Coleman played at the University of Tennessee from 2011-14.

-Lions linebackers coach Ty McKenzie served in the same role with the Titans from 2018-19.

-Lions special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs is the son of former Titans defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs.

Injury Report

LB/FB Jason Cabinda (illness)

OL Tyrell Crosby (ankle)

WR Kenny Golladay

DL De'Shawn Hand

C Frank Ragnow (throat)

CB Darryl Roberts (hip)

QB Matthew Stafford (rib/right thumb)

DT John Penisini (shoulder)

RB Adrian Peterson (forearm)

S Tracy Walker (shoulder)

DE Austin Bryant (thigh)

S C.J. Moore (ankle)

Titans HC Mike Vrabel on …

(on preparing for Lions running back Adrian Peterson)

Great power. Great toughness. Runs hard. Violent player. It'll be important that we get a lot of defenders like it is every week to the football, try to avoid one on one tackles, obviously the stiff arm, and his ability to jump cut, and his toughness, and he's taking care of football.

(on the challenge of gameplanning for Detroit when Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's game status is unknown)

You always prepare for them to be out there until they're not. Some of these guys, these starters, these guys that always find a way to make it out there, their durability, their toughness. Got a lot of respect for Matt (Matthew Stafford) and what he's done. I would imagine that he'll be out there until he's not, and then we'll have to see what Chase (Daniel) has and where he's most comfortable within their offense.

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