Thursday, December 12, 2013
Morning Roar: Levy going after history
By Michael Rothstein
Good Morning and ROOOOOAARRR!!!!
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.
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