Wow, what a game that was. The Detroit Lions came out swinging and never looked back. Due to the fact the Lions played very well in all three phases of the game, I had to switch things up a bit and choose five players who impressed the most and only one that stood out in a negative light. Without further ado, lets get to it.
5 Who Impressed:
1. WR Kenny Golladay
Golladay seems to make this list every week. He had another touchdown and was a few inches away from having a second. The second-year receiver ended the game with six catches for 53-yards and the TD. Golladay made a big first down catch on third down and added some nice blocking on run plays.
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2. RB Kerryon Johnson
What needs to be said? Johnson not only almost doubled his yards in the first two games combined, he also finally broke the streak of no 100-yard rushers. Not to mention, he did it while sharing the workload. Johnson had 101-yards on 16 carries, the same amount of attempts as Blount who ended the game with 48-yards.
3. K Matt Prater
Prater was four for four on his field goals as well as two for two on his extra points. Praters longest coming from 38-yards out. Whatever was off in week one is clearly out of his system as he’s been perfect in weeks two and three.
4. WR Marvin Jones
Jones and Stafford were finally able to hook up for a long TD after weeks of failed attempts. It was only a matter of time before they finally connected — and they did in a big way. Not only was this touchdown a nice route and throw, but it as also very timely making it a two-score game.
— FnA Detroit Lions (@FnADetroitLions) September 24, 2018
5. LB Eli Harold
The Lions linebackers have made a huge difference in the pass rush this season. Harold added two more sacks for the linebacker unit that already had seven going into the game. Harold had both of the sacks in this game for Detroit. One of which was a coverage sack but at the end of the day, someone has to get off their block. Harold was the guy in this one.
Is that the 2️⃣nd sack for @EliHarold_?
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 24, 2018
1 Who Did Not:
1. LT Taylor Decker
Decker had a decent game this week but I had to find a weak link somewhere. Decker allowed the only sack the Patriots had all game, and he looked really bad on the play. Decker also got called for a holding that brought back a first down and made it a 3rd and 18 situation in the 4th quarter when the Lions were trying to put the dagger in New England.
Deatrich Wise Jr.’s inside fake kills Taylor Decker’s half-man relationship. Chop + rip to clear his hips and corner. pic.twitter.com/QhjWgOMDrD
— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) September 24, 2018
Taylor Decker has 2-3 pass pro reps every game where it looks like he's never played football before. That was one of 'em
— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) September 24, 2018
Taylor Decker did not do his job. Matthew Stafford got clobbered trying to do his.
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 24, 2018