10 takeaways from the Detroit Lions 2015 season

 

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The Detroit Lions came into the 2015 season with lofty expectations after making a playoff appearance following the 2014 campaign. Unfortunately, they were unable to live up to the hype as they finished with a 7-9 record, good for 3rd place in the NFC North.

Though Detroit struggled out of the gates and was 1-7 in the first half of the season, they finished strong with a 6-2 finish, showing some promise along the way.

Throughout the season, we had some questions answered about the Lions and many of their players and coaches.

Here are 10 takeaways from the Detroit Lions 2015 season.

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[tps_title]10 – This team has heart[/tps_title]

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When a professional sports team gets off to a start like the Lions did in 2015, it can be very easy to just accept the inevitable and give up. After starting 1-7, there was absolutely no quit with this team as they went 6-2 in the second half of the season. When you look at the big picture, there is no question about it the team underachieved, but there is also no doubt that the 2015 Detroit Lions showed heart.


9 – Darius Slay walked the walk

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After a slow start, the Lions defense really turned up the heat in the second half of the season. One player that really stood out was cornerback Darius Slay. He was almost always matched up on the other team’s best wide receiver and most of the time he shut them down. Though Slay’s statistics are not flashy and he was snubbed from the Pro Bowl, he has proven he is one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL.

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