DETROIT (WXYZ) — Ahead for the Lions are the Jaguars and if you ask Dan Campbell, that’s all that is ahead of them. He said his team’s whole focus has to be solely on Jacksonville. He calls them a mirror image of the Lions.
Dan Campbell says the Lions are solely focused on what's directly ahead: a mirror image of themselves in a hungry, talented team from Jacksonville. It's a chance for Detroit to get back to the momentum they built in their 3-game win streak. pic.twitter.com/HkHVzfbNKN— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) November 28, 2022
"They just came away from probably their best win they’ve had," said Campbell. "We have to understand what’s going to be coming into Ford Field on Sunday. If we don’t, then we don’t have a chance."
Dan Campbell said the Jaguars are a mirror image of the Lions, calling them hungry & talented.— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) November 28, 2022
"They just came away from probably their best win they’ve had. We have to understand what’s going to be coming into Ford Field on Sunday. If we don’t, then we don’t have a chance." pic.twitter.com/se7HEFdpwE
He added that the Jaguars are coming off the biggest win of the season, upsetting the Ravens with a gutsy touchdown and two-point conversion in the final seconds of the game. The game-tying score was caught by former Lions Marvin Jones Jr. The Lions were on a three-game win streak before just barely losing to a super bowl contending Bills team. They know how important Sunday is to get back to where they were.
The Lions were on a three-game win streak & then lost going toe-to-toe with a Super Bowl contending team. Frank Ragnow echoed Dan Campbell's thoughts about needing to focus on just the task at hand- which is beating Jacksonville. pic.twitter.com/wcaIakCGZD— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) November 28, 2022
"The thing is we can't think of a streak," said Ragnow. "We have to think of this week."
There are a few important player updates ahead of the Jaguars. Both Jameson Williams and Romeo Okwara are “tall orders” to be ready by Sunday, Jerry Jacobs though is out of concussion protocol, and Jonah Jackson and Jeff Okudah are trending to return in time. As of Monday, they've placed DE Charles Harris on injured reserve and signed DE/LB James Houston to the active roster from the practice squad.