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Turnover-Producing Defense Restoring Roar

Delmas (Rick Osentoski - USA Today Sports)

The Lions are atop the NFC North, thanks in large part to a defense that is approaching last year's full-season total for takeaways. What's the difference on defense, and what's another reason why the Lions are 3-1 after going 4-12 last year? Coach Jim Schwartz explains.

The Detroit Lions went 10-6 in 2011 to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1999. The Lions in 2012 finished a woeful 4-12. The difference between those two seasons, and the reason why the Lions are atop the NFC North at 3-1 entering Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, is obvious. In 2011, Detroit finished fourth in the league with a turnover margin of plus-11. In 2012, it finished...

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