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Mayhew Believes Defense Doesn’t Need Overhaul

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DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos tries to escape the grasp of linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 30: Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos tries to escape the grasp of linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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The Lions’ defense gradually collapsed over the last eight games of the season. They gave up 45 points in each of the last two games – to the Packers and Saints. They gave up an average of 31 points over the last eight games, including the playoffs.

Yet, after the dust settled and emotions were allowed to simmer, general manager Martin Mayhew came away feeling better about his defense than most.

“I like our defense,” he said. “We didn’t finish the season the way we would have liked, but our defense did a lot of good things this year.”

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