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Lions training camp preview: Five stats that need correcting

Allen Park -- The Detroit Lions rookies report to training camp on Thursday and the team's veterans will join them late next week. As we preview camp, we've already looked at:

Today, we'll explore five statistical shortcomings the Lions should look to correct if they want to return to the postseason and compete for the NFC North crown.

14 takeaways

The Lions did a decent job protecting the football last season, turning the ball over just 19 times. Still, the team finished in the red in turnover margin. That's because the defense managed the second-fewest takeaways in the league.