Week 12: 5 Lions Who Impressed and 5 Who Did Not

The Detroit Lions lost to a one-win Washington Redskins team in week 12. Despite the overall embarrassment, there were a few bright spots.

5 Who Impressed:

1. RB Bo Scarbrough

Scarbrough has been the best running back the Lions have had this year. Yes, that’s including Kerryon Johnson. Bo has been making his own yards and even had over 100 in his second game until RT Rick Wagner was called for a holding and took it back. He ended the game with 98 yards on the ground.

2. LB Jarrad Davis

Davis had eight tackles as well as a sack on Sunday. Over the last three weeks, Davis has really started to show flashes of what he may be able to bring to the table long term.

3. CB Amani Oruwariye

Oruwariye had five tackles in his first game with decent playing time. He also grabbed his first career interception with a couple of pass break-ups. A very good showing from the fifth-round rookie.

4. LT Taylor Decker

Decker did not allow a pressure on Sunday and per Pro Football Focus, was the highest-rated left tackle in the NFL once again — the third time in the last four weeks. Now, he just needs to work on limiting the penalties.

5. LB Devon Kennard

Kennard’s sack-fumble was maybe the most impactful play of the game in terms of swinging momentum. However, the Lions could not convert the opportunity to any points after a missed Matt Prater field goal attempt.

5 Who Did Not:

1. CB Darius Slay

Slay had a rough game. He allowed three catches and it could have been a lot worse. Slay was targeted a few more times with his man running free, but Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins was just unable to hit his target.

2. QB Jeff Driskel

Driskel did not have as bad of a game as some may think when looking at the stat sheet. In saying this, he did have three interceptions along with a few more off-target throws. The expectations aren’t high for the backup quarterback, but it was his worst game in his short tenure with Detroit.

3. TE T.J. Hockenson

Hockenson recorded his first career game with no catches. He was targeted only twice and was dealing with a shoulder injury that could have had something to do with it as well. On the season, Hockenson is doing fine, but obviously, this wasn’t a great game for the first-round rookie.

4. LG Joe Dahl

Dahl gave up a sack and a couple of pressures. He was also below average in the run blocking game in my opinion.

5.CB Justin Coleman

Coleman’s only recorded stat was an assisted tackle. He did not have any pass break-ups nor anything else positive. Not that you want corners to have a ton of tackles, but his impact was minimal.

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