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Somewhat quietly, DeAndre Levy has been putting together a special season for the Lions and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in pass coverage.
Yes, having a defensive line that forces pressure helps, but Levy has six interceptions this year, leading the NFL with three games to go. And according to ESPN Stats & Information, he is the first Detroit player to have at least a share of the league lead in interceptions this late in the season since 1967.
Lem Barney had 10 interceptions for Detroit this season and ended up in the Hall of Fame after playing for the Lions from 1967 to 1977.
Levy has more interceptions this season than he has had in his first four years combined. He's also closing in on his second 100-tackle season in three years. He currently has 99 stops.
And now a look at Lions news from around the Interwebs:
This week's Question of the Week is what other job would you have? Detroit needs Reggie Bush healthy for the final stretch and he says he should play Monday. The Lions remain steady in Pro Bowl voting. This week's Rising/Falling. Ryan Broyles optimistic about his return next season. NFL Nation Buzz. Calvin Johnson remains on MVP Watch and Kellen Moore thinks Chris Petersen is a good fit at Washington.
The Lions aren't scared of their remaining opponents, but they must stop making mistakes, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
To win the division, the Lions have to get out of their own way, writes Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News.
The Lions are embracing the scumbag title given to them by Josh Sitton, writes Justin Rogers of MLive.