Shorthanded Lions vs. Seahawks: Inside the Hidden Challenges on the Field
Taylor Decker's Ankle Injury
: Detroit's left tackle, Taylor Decker, battled through an ankle injury during their Week 1 win over Kansas City.
: Decker was ruled out for the game just one day before the matchup, after being listed as doubtful initially.
Seattle's Tackle Troubles
: The Seahawks were without both of their starting tackles, making their offensive line vulnerable.
Dan Campbell's Lineup Shuffle
: Lions' head coach Dan Campbell experimented with various offensive line combinations to cover Decker's absence.
Penei Sewell's Key Role
: Rookie Penei Sewell played a crucial part in the Lions' efforts to fill the gap.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai's Move
: Guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai shifted positions to help stabilize the offensive line.
Graham Glasgow's Transition
: Graham Glasgow stepped in at guard while Vaitai played tackle.
Matt Nelson's Involvement
: Swing tackle Matt Nelson was another option considered by the Lions.
Josh Paschal's Knee Injury
: Detroit's defensive lineman Josh Paschal was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.
Khalil Dorsey's Illness
: Cornerback Khalil Dorsey was also sidelined, placed on injured reserve due to an illness.
Chase Lucas' Signing
: The team signed cornerback Chase Lucas from the practice squad to replace the injured players.
Kayode Awosika's Promotion
: Offensive lineman Kayode Awosika was elevated from the practice squad for the game.
: In addition to Decker, other Lions sidelined included Isaiah Buggs, Brodric Martin, Emmanuel Moseley, and Steven Gilmore.
: Emmanuel Moseley missed practice throughout the week due to knee and hamstring issues.
Romeo Okwara's Return
: Veteran edge rusher Romeo Okwara returned after being inactive against the Chiefs, aiming to bolster the defensive front.