Week 15: 5 Players Who Impressed and Who Did Not

5 Who Impressed

1. S Quandre Diggs

Diggs got in the action early and often. He shared a sack with Ansah in the first quarter and continued to make plays as the game went on. Diggs had another one of his signature hits to separate the Bears WR from the football which forced an incompletion on third down. The former corner has been the biggest hitter for the defense on a weekly basis. To top off his performance, he also snagged an interception.


2
. WR Marvin Jones

Jones just keeps making plays. Stafford is now giving him the Calvin Johnson treatment and when in doubt, just air it out and trust Jones to come down with it. Jones only had three catches but still managed 85-yards.


3
. CB Darius Slay

Slay continues to represent the NFL as a top two or three CB in the league. He had a third-down pass break up forcing the Bears to punt, as well as two interceptions to regain his spot as the league leader in interceptions.

4. TE Eric Ebron

Ebron has really turned a corner the last six weeks. I have been saying when he gets hot, look out and here he comes. With two games to go, Ebron is only a few catches and yards away from being a statistically top-10 tight end for the second straight year.


5
.  QB Matthew Stafford

Stafford, for the third straight week, had a completion rate of 75% or better– only the second player in NFL history to do so (Tom Brady is the other). Stafford added 237-yards to his total on the year, currently ranking him 3rd in the NFL for yards. He also added two touchdowns and didn’t throw any interceptions.

5 Who Did Not

1. OT Corey Robinson

Robinson had another holding call this week. He seemed to have learned his lesson, however, by not holding he got beat and gave up a sack. Stafford cannot be taking these unnecessary hits this late in the year.

2. CB Nevin Lawson

Lawson had a horribly timed penalty. After stopping the Bears on 4th down, Lawson’s penalty kept the drive going which resulted in the Bears scoring a touchdown.

3. RB Theo Riddick

Riddick was having a good first half until he fumbled the ball on a play designed to play it safe and run out the clock. This lead to an easy field goal for the Bears as time expired in the first half. To add insult to injury, he also appeared to injure his wrist on the play. He did not play at all in the second half– possibly due to his injury, but it could partially be due to his fumble as well.

Keep in mind, fumbles were a big reason Abdullah lost his starting job. Riddick only had 61 total yards this game and did not seize the opportunity.

4. C Graham Glasgow

The Lions most consistent blocker this year had a bad game. Glasgow gave up two sacks against the Bears. Although Graham was playing at his natural center position, he’s had better games while at guard.

5. P Sam Martin

Martin had another one of his 24-yard shanks. For someone who is very capable of consistently booting it 50-yards, far too often does one go off the side of his foot. I understand Martin later had a 64-yard punt, but he has had a down season after having one of the best in franchise history last year.

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