A few days ago, I made some predictions for the 2011 Detroit Lions on the offensive side of the ball. Whether they end up being accurate or not will not be known until late December—when the Lions clinch a playoff berth. As great as their offense has been, it is their defense that has been the true surprise this season.
We all knew that Ndamakong Suh would continue his reign of terror and that Louis Delmas would continue to bloom into a budding star, but after their recent near-shut out of the Kansas City Chiefs (I know they aren't a good football team), the NFL has taken notice of this unit and the personnel changes they made in the offseason that seem to be helping them this season.
Here a few statistical predictions for the Detroit Lions 2011 defensive unit.