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Breaking down the Lions vs. Rams matchup according to PFF

The highly anticipated matchup between the Lions and Rams is finally here. With it comes the return of Matthew Stafford and general manager Brad Holmes showing what his roster can do against his former team.

Outside of the media-friendly headlines courtesy of the returns we will see, there are deep numbers to look at.

PFF has been showing all year that players like Aidan Hutchison, Penei Sewell, and others have had strong numbers both on film and by the numbers. What do the numbers say in regard to how they match up according to PFF and their analytics?

The matchup is much more interesting than just headlines. Check out how the Lions and Rams matchup position group by position group to see who has the edge.

Quarterback

Lions

Rams

  • Matthew Stafford 85.9

Running Backs

Lions

Rams

Wide Receivers

Lions

Rams

  • Position average: 65.6

  • Highest graded player: Puka Nacua 87.9

Tight Ends

Lions

  • Position average: 55.8

  • Highest graded player: Sam LaPorta 76.4

Rams

Offensive Linemen

Lions

  • Position average: 68.6

  • Highest graded player: Penei Sewell 90.7

Rams

  • Position average: 60.5

  • Highest graded player: Kevin Dotson 85.2

Defensive Linemen

Lions

  • Position average: 60.2

  • Highest graded player: Aidan Hutchison 91

Rams

  • Position average: 59.3

  • Highest graded player: Aaron Donald 90.9

Linebackers

Lions

  • Position average: 51.5

  • Highest graded player: 68.8

Rams

  • Position average: 63.1

  • Highest graded player: Ernest Jones 82.1

Cornerbacks

Lions

  • Position average: 59.1

  • Highest graded player: Brian Branch 78.1

Rams

  • Position average: 56.6

  • Highest graded player: Quentin Lake 71.2

Safeties

Lions

Rams

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire