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3 keys to a Detroit Lions playoff win in Seattle

1. Contain Russell Wilson in the Pocket

This isn’t a knock on Wilson, who can beat you in or outside the pocket but the Lions have to prevent him from scrambling at will. The Seahawks offensive line is a far cry from great. If the Lions can maintain discipline in their assignments and prevent Wilson from escaping the pocket. it’s a matter of when not if the pressure will get there. That means sacks, forced throws, and an out of rhythm Russell Wilson, all of which point to success for Detroit’s defense. If they allow him to move around and make plays with his legs, it’s over. Look for Ziggy Ansah and Kherri Hyder to seal the edges and wall Wilson in. This will likely be the biggest factor in how successful Seattle’s offense is on Saturday. It’s a battle the Lions must win.

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