Detroit Lions at Halfway Point: Position by Position Grades

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Oct 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) is unable to catch a pass as Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) defends during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

B. With a dearth of injuries behind them, it’s a good thing Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis have been steady. Relative to expectations, this group has exceeded how many thought they would perform. The defensive success has been a total team effort, including the corners.. Halfway MVP. Darius Slay. CORNERBACKS