The Detroit Lions pulled out a win this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. You know how this works by now, so here are the Lions who impressed and a few who did not.
5 Who Impressed:
1. KR Jamal Agnew
After being on the roster bubble the last few weeks, Agnew finally does something to earn his spot on the roster. This honor comes in the form of a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown along with a nice punt return.
2. CB Justin Coleman
Coleman had a career-high game with three pass break-ups. So far, he has been a nice addition to the Lions secondary this season. Lions GM Bob Quin has once again shown his eye to add talent in free agency.
3. WR Marvin Jones
Each game this year, a different player has hit the 100-yard receiving mark. This week, it was Marvin Jones’ time to shine. Jones had 101 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s upset over the Eagles.
4. WR Danny Amendola
Amendola has made an impact in all three games this year. Week one, he had a 100 yard game, week 2 was quieter but he took over the punt return duties for Agnew, and on Sunday, he made the catch of the game with a tiptoe diving grab to make a crucial first down.
5. DE Trey Flowers
Flowers had himself a career game as well — totaling eight tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. Flowers had a slow start to the year, but seems to be getting better every week. Maybe he just had to shake off the rust from missing most of training camp with a shoulder injury.
5 Who Did Not
1. RB Kerryon Johnson
Johnson had one the worst games of any player in my opinion. He made some people miss with flashy moves but only managed 36 yards on 20 rushing attempts. The blocking in front of him didn’t exactly help, but Johnson’s 1.8 yards per carry is embarrassing for how much work he managed to get.
J.D. McKissic managed to get more yards on a single play, showing Kerryon may not have the big-play ability that he once was thought of had.
2. TE T.J. Hockenson
Hockenson had a couple catchable but ultimately incomplete touchdowns as well as having another TD negated due to him stepping out of bounds before the catch. After a phenomenal start to his career in week one, he has been invisible in the passing game since. I still hold him in high regard, but with that, comes high expectations.
3. RB Ty Johnson
Johnson was disappointing on Sunday. After winning the RB2 spot from veteran RB C.J. Anderson, Johnson only managed five total yards on five touches. Johnson’s average of 1.3 yards per carry is nothing to write home about.
4. WR Kenny Golladay
Golladay did not have a great game against the Eagles. Golladay only managed to have two catches for 17 yards. What makes that stat line worse is that he had eight targets. To put it in perspective, Admendola had double the amount of catches with half the amount of targets.
5. DT Kevin Strong
Strong jumped offsides on a late 3rd-and-5 giving the Eagles a free first down. These are the kinds of rookie mistakes he can’t make if he wants to be on the field with the game on the line.