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Wright key part of Lions' improved secondary

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By Mike Wilkening

This has been a bounce-back season for Lions CB Eric Wright. Benched in Cleveland in 2010, he's fit in nicely with Detroit. He has equaled his career high in interceptions (four) and has defended a career-best 15 passes for a Lions defense that's improved against the pass compared to a season ago. Although he noticeably struggled in the loss to New Orleans in Week 13, it was his lone subpar game of the season, as a daily team observer noted. In the Lions' Week 14 win over Minnesota, Wright played through a hamstring injury, intercepted an errant Christian Ponder pass and later earned praise from Gunther Cunningham for his toughness. Some other good news for a Lions secondary that's had some significant injury concerns of late: CB Alphonso Smith stepped up with two interceptions in the win vs. the Vikings. A hot-and-cold ballhawk, Smith was hampered by a foot injury during the summer and fell down the depth chart, but he responded well in extended minutes vs. the Vikings.

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