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Had you told me a month ago that the Lions would start the season 4-0 after back-to-back comebacks on the road of 20 or more, all while struggling to put pressure on the quarterback, well, do I really need to tell you what I would have thought about that?
And yet here we are. Tony Romo got touched approximately three times in the game. One was a sack by Willie Young, which basically put the game out of reach late. Another was flagged keeping a drive alive, and the other was when he got blocked during an interception return.
The point is, Romo was kept clean for most of the game, and this was supposed to be a suspect offensive line. They neutralized the Lions' pass rush, which was supposed to be the brightest spot on the whole team.
Through four games, the Lions have been no more than average up front. I know that sounds like sacrilege, but they haven't ramped up consistent QB pressure, and they haven't stopped the run.
Perhaps getting Nick Fairley in the lineup will help.