Week 17: 5 Lions Who Impressed and 5 Who Did Not

5 Who Impressed:

1. QB Matthew Stafford

Stafford had his best game in a month with 266-yards and two touchdowns at Lambeau Field against the division rival Packers. Stafford had no turnovers whilebeing 20 of 32 on his passes and hitting six different receivers. While having his best four WRs out, Stafford made due with what he had.

2. K Matt Prater

The NFC special teams player of the week hit a 43-yard field goal and all four of his extra points. Prater also had the play of the game when the Lions faked a field goal and he lobbed up a touchdown pass.

3. S Quandre Diggs

Diggs had his third interception of the year — which ended up being the last defensive play of the Lions season. If you remember how the year started, it was also with a Diggs’ pick. The Pro Bowl alternate also had a pass breakup.

4.RB Zach Zenner

Zenner was just shy of 100-yards rushing. He finished with 93-yards on the ground and a touchdown. Zenner averaged 4.4-yards per carry as well as one catch for 30-yards. In my opinion, Zenner has played his way on the roster for next year.

5.WR TJ Jones

Jones had a career performance on Sunday with three catches on three targets. Two of Jones’ catches were for touchdowns. Jones stood out in a depleted receiving core.

5 Who Did Not:

1. LB Jarrad Davis

Davis missed a handful of tackles and dropped an easy interception. He did have another sack at least. The second-year pro has actually been playing better as of late but that’s not too hard considering the poor start he got off to this season.

2. RT Rick Wagner

Wagner has had a rough year when it comes to penalties. He was yet again called for holding that removed a first down. I might be nitpicking, but when your team wins by 31-points, the negatives are few and far between.

3. WR Andy Jones

While TJ Jones thrived in his expended role, Andy Jones dropped the ball… literally. The latter had two drops and didn’t leave a very good last impression for a guy fighting to return next season. In additon, Jones had a holding call that took away a Lions touchdown.

4. LT Taylor Decker

Decker has had a down year but this was definitely not his worst game. He did however gave up a sack. In saying this, it was all in all an overall decent game.

5. RB Legarrette Blount

Blount had his typical performance with 11 carries for 15-yards — a 1.4-yards per carry average. Blount got all outperformed by Zenner and Riddick once again.

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