Jan 1, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson (4) lines up for a point after kick during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

SLR Detroit Lions Player Of The Year Tournament Second Round: Jason Hanson vs. Ben Graham


The second round of the 2011 SideLion Report Detroit Lions player of the year tournament is underway! Take a look at the bracket.

We’re back on the offensive side of the bracket today. Who will move on to the Sweet 16?

(2 seed) Jason Hanson vs. (7 seed) Ben Graham

Jason Hanson just completed his 20th NFL season and he still isn’t showing signs of slowing down. Hanson still has plenty of leg, as shown by converting five of seven field goal attempts from 50+ yards and his 2011 accuracy rate of 82.8% is a tick above his career average of 81.9%.

The Lions turned their punting duties over to Ben Graham following an injury to Ryan Donahue and one game with Robert Malone. Graham averaged 44.1 yards per punt with a long of 58. Ten punts were downed inside the 20 against three that went for touchbacks.

Who should advance to the third round of the 2011 SideLion Report Player of the Year Tournament?

  • Jason Hanson (91%, 32 Votes)
  • Ben Graham (9%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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