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Detroit Lions D/ST provides fireworks for 2017 finale

by Shane McCormack | Lions Correspondent | Mon, Jan 1st 11:18am EST

Detroit's defense held the Packers to 11 points and 256 total yards en route to their sweep of the Packers. They were firing on all cylinders, accruing four sacks, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions were the beneficiary of a terrific matchup against a team that couldn't run the ball well enough to capitalize on the unit's greatest weakness. The offense's domination further forced the hand of Green Bay, leaving them with no choice but to battle against the Lions' elite secondary for most of the afternoon. For this unit's prospects next year, look no further than the other side of the ball. If Matthew Stafford and company can put up points and establish leads then it will allow the secondary flourish and create turnovers, as has been the case this year. If the Lions' front office can beef up the front seven too? Look out for this unit on draft boards.

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