5 Who Impressed
1. DT A’Shawn Robinson:
Robinson had another stellar game. His highlight in this one was his extra point block. Robinson also provided pressure and collapsed the pocket multiple times. It has been fun to watch him progress this season.
2. WR Kenny Golladay:
Golladay is once again proving he is worth the hype. Two catches for 61 yards, averaging 30.5 yards per catch has proven he can be the big-play guy in this offense.
3. K Matt Prater:
Prater went 3 for 3 on his field goals with his longest coming from 50-yards out. Prater continues to be the best kicker in the NFL with his extreme consistency from long range.
4. WR Marvin Jones:
Jones once again shows off his amazing catching ability with catches like his TD reception in double coverage. Jones ended the game with six catches for 109-yards and two touchdowns.
5. P Sam Martin:
Martin had a great game changing the field positioning. On his four punts, he averaged 45-yards and was able pin Minnesota inside the 20 on one. In addition to that, he also did well on kickoffs.
5 Who Did Not
1. LB Tahir Whitehead : Can’t cover, allowed back to back catches– one for a TD. Also had a stupid delay of game penalty for not getting off a Vikings player. This all comes after a week in which he was under scrutiny for stepping on an opponent. Whitehead is quickly embarrassing himself.
2. TE Darren Fells:
Fells dropped a TD pass while other TE’s have excelled. Fells needs to add more to this offense. Between his blocking and receiving, he has alot more to offer the Lions.
2 dropped TDs by Fells today
— Kurt (@MrEasyStreet) November 23, 2017
3. OT Taylor Decker
Gave up another sack as well as a few pressures. No more excuses, the rust should be off by now and he needs to be better.
4. OG TJ Lang:
Lang allowed a sack and at least 1 QB hit. Later in the game, Stafford was showing signs of wear and tear from taking so many hits. Our best players need to play their best in big games.
5. HC Jim Caldwell :
First, he does not challenge a bad spot that gave the Vikings a first down. On top of that, he only had ten defensive players on the field for a TD. The little things add up in these tight divisional games.