In the Divisional Round on Sunday, the Detroit Lions defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23.

Detroit will be competing for the NFC Championship for the first time since 1992. This time, on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Central Time, they will go to San Francisco to play the 49ers.

For the Lions, there is some unfortunate news, though. Due to an injury sustained against the Buccaneers, their starting left guard is expected to miss time.

In the NFC Championship Game, the Detroit Lions’ Pro Bowl guard is probably not going to play.

Jonah Jackson tweaked his knee run blocking during the Divisional Round, which resulted in a knee injury during the first half of play. Jackson hobbled off the pitch and made his way straight to the changing area.

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Jonah Jackson had a knee injury in the first half of play during the Divisional Round after making a tweak to his knee run blocking technique. Jackson limped off the field and headed straight for the locker room.

Head coach Dan Campbell of Detroit says there’s a chance Jonah Jackson will play in the Super Bowl if Detroit wins over San Francisco:

Jonah Jackson suffered various injuries during the regular season, which limited him to just 12 games. Weeks 6–8 were missed by Jackson due to a high ankle injury that occurred in Week 5. He missed Weeks 11 and 12 due to a wrist injury that occurred in Week 10.

With a 59.7 PFF Grade, the Pro Bowl offensive guard played in 798 snaps, had five penalties, and gave up two sacks.


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If he is unable to play, who will take his place?

With Jackson down, Kayode Awosika is expected to start. During the regular season, Awosika started three games, played 252 snaps, was called for two penalties, gave up one sack, and got a 59.8 PFF grade.

Last week, Awosika took Jackson’s place and allowed five pressures per PFF.

Can they impede San Francisco’s superior defensive line.
Will the Detroit Lions be able to dominate the line of scrimmage and slow down the superior defensive line of the San Francisco 49ers in light of Jonah Jackson’s injury?

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