ALLEN PARK – The Detroit Lions have the worst defense in the league. Now they’re going to have to figure out how to turn it around without two of their three most productive pass rushers in New England.
Edge defender Charles Harris has been officially ruled out to play against the Patriots because of a groin injury he sustained in practice on Thursday. He becomes the third Lions player to miss a game because of an injury he sustained in practice, all of them linemen. With John Cominsky still out while recovering from wrist surgery, Detroit – already struggling to get home without bringing the blitz – will be without its No. 2 and No. 3 players in QB pressures this season.