The Detroit Lions defense struggled to stop the Los Angeles Chargers, allowing five consecutive touchdown drives from the second quarter through the end of the game.
They still managed to emerge victorious, but the defensive performance amplified concerns surrounding where the Lions stand on that side of the ball.
However, the overall body of work by the unit to this point in the season has been solid. The Lions rank ninth in total defense per game and third in the league in run defense per game.
After their performance against Los Angeles, Aaron Glenn is ready for his team to bounce back against the Chicago Bears Sunday. Despite the struggles, he is confident that the unit will be productive and rebound.
“The players are always highly motivated, I will say that. And listen, we know who we are. Last year, we were the last ranked defense and we’re a top-10 ranked defense this year.
That’s a really, really huge improvement,” Glenn explained. “As far as knowing who we are, we know that. We know we have the capability to go out there and play really, really good ball.
There’s no secret to why we’re ranked up there pretty high, that’s in third down and that’s in other categories too. We’ve just got to go out there and continue to play. That’s just what it is.”