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In going over some of the overall numbers from this past season, we find the Detroit Lions finishing first in the NFL in two categories.
And surprisingly, considering how much Scott Linehan and Matthew Stafford talked up the offense during the season, both of those categories were on defense.
Detroit finished the season first in the NFL in third-down conversion defense at 30.3 percent, an area the Lions were strong in all year long. The Lions were also the best goal-to-go defense in the NFL, only allowing teams to score touchdowns 45.5 precent of the time.
No other team was under 50 percent in that category.
Detroit also finished sixth in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing 99.75 yards a game, and second in red zone defense.
Overall, the Lions finished sixth in total offense, averaging 392.1 yards a game, and 16th in total defense, allowing 346.6 yards a game.
And now a look across the interwebs at Lions news:
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that Munchak had a "great visit" Wednesday. Birkett writes that Dan Dierdorf thinks the Lions shouldn't commit themselves to only former head coaches in their search.