Giving out Detroit Lions Game Balls Against My Better Judgement

The Buffalo Bills have their first win and the Detroit Lions have broken their own record for road futility. Providing a previously winless team their first mark in the win column is certainly no time to celebrate and probably the worst time to recognize any individual players for their accomplishments in the game. It pains me to do it but I will do it anyway.

The list of players that could be labeled culprits is quite long, however I can think of a couple that don’t deserve the wrath of the fans. It is sad to say that this qualifies a player for a game ball but it is our current reality.

Offensive Game Ball: Calvin Johnson – Probably the only Lion that deserves any sort of praise of his play on Sunday is Calvin Johnson. It was number 81 that made some of the biggest plays on the Lions final drive including the touchdown that gave the Lions a chance to tie the game. CJ finished with 10 catches for 128 yards but could have had a lot more if Shaun Hill was more willing to take some shots down the field before the last drive of the game.

Defensive Game Ball: Lawrence Jackson – In a day where the Lions had very few big plays Lawrence Jackson was able to come up with two of them. He brought down Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Lions only sack of the game and forced a fumble by Fred Jackson in the first half when the Bills had a drive going inside Lions territory. Lawrence Jackson finished the day with four tackles and two assists although he was not as noticeable in the second half as he was in the first half. All in all he did a nice job in the absence of Cliff Avril

Who was the Lions player of the game in week 10?

  • Calvin Johnson (62%, 47 Votes)
  • Lawrence Jackson (22%, 17 Votes)
  • Kyle Vanden Bosch (14%, 11 Votes)
  • Dave Rayner (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 76

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