Detroit Lions at Halfway Point: Position by Position Grades

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Oct 26, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) kicks the winning points after a re-played field goal attempt due to a penalty during the second half of the game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Prater. KICKER. F. The Lions’ kicking game has been a complete disaster.Even the game-winning kick to beat the Falcons only came about because of a delay of game penalty. Matt Prater has half of a season to make everyone forget how horribly the kicking game started.. Halfway MVP

A. Sam Martin has quickly become one of the best punters in the NFL. The Lions may not have gotten it right in drafting Nate Freese this year but they certainly did by drafting Sam Martin last year. Add on the fact Martin handles kickoff duties by routinely booting the football through the end zone and Martin is a very valuable member of the team.. Halfway MVP. Sam Martin. PUNTER