5 Key Matchups for the Detroit Lions vs Pittsburgh Steelers

1. CB Darius Slay vs WR Antonio Brown

Easily the matchup to watch all game long. Slay is normaly covering teams #1 WR that are towering over him.  This is not the case today as Brown will be looking him eye to eye. Both players best assets are their speed, agility, and cutting ability.

The NFL’s top receiver against one of the NFL’s few lockdown corners. 

2. CB Quandre Diggs  vs WR JuJu SmithSchuster

Diggs has had a great start to the season, but covering the #2 receivers will be a littler harder in this one. Smith-Schuster is a solid rookie, who may give Diggs more then he can handle. 

3. LB Jarrad Davis vs RB LeVeon Bell

Bell is a nightmare matchup in my opinion for Davis, although Davis has had to play a few running backs that can also catch out of the backfield, none have the patience of Bell. 

4. P Sam Martin vs Steelers ST

Lions will get back their all-pro punter for this one, however, after a long layoff is he ready to go at 100%? If so, this is a huge boost to the Lions, Martin can change field position more than Locke could.

5. Lions OLine vs Pittsburgh Pass Rush

Lions O-Line is in shambles and is bordering on a joke at LT position. Decker is still not ready and Stafford will probably be sacked another six times if this unit can’t figure it out.

There is good news though as it looks like veteran T.J. Lang will be back in the line-up for this game.

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