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Mano A Mano: Freeney vs. Backus

DE Dwight Freeney (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)

Will it be another week of feasting on quarterbacks for Dwight Freeney? During the Colts' current six game-winning streak, the Pro Bowl defensive end has contributed 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. This week again presents a very favorable match-up for Freeney. Longtime Lions left tackle Jeff Backus has mightily struggled with outside speed rushers.

Colt Power analyst Brad Keller notes that Backus should be a "dream" matchup for Freeney. Keller breaks it down in his scouting report on the Lions' offense: "The bad news is that left tackle Jeff Backus' claim to fame is that he's started every game for the Lions since being drafted in the first round in 2001. He has little else to hang his hat on, is not particularly overwhelming at the point...

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