After starting the season red hot, the Lions are now on a two-game losing streak, and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says they know what they’ve done wrong and what they need to do right.
“There’s never acceptance [of the Lions' 5-2 record] but we can put ourselves in a better position,” Suh told the Detroit News. “We’ve learned from the last two losses and we’ve corrected our mistakes.”
One area where the Lions need to get better is on run defense: In their loss to the Falcons they gave up 122 yards to Michael Turner, and in their loss to the 49ers they gave up 141 yards to Frank Gore. Many of the biggest runs the Lions allowed in those two games were up the middle, when both the Falcons and 49ers took advantage of Suh’s tendency to overpursue in the running game.
So Suh should know if those mistakes have been corrected. The rest of us will get a look on Sunday against the Broncos — with the Lions benefitting from playing a team whose leading rusher, Willis McGahee, is out with a broken hand.