Lions vs. Seahawks: 5 players who could wreak havoc
The Detroit Lions will welcome the Seattle Seahawks to Ford Field on Sunday. Here are five Motown stars who could wreak havoc on those birds in Week Eight.
This Sunday’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks will be a contest between the 3-3’s. Both teams lost their two opening season games only to bounce back and now have won three out of their last four. Now, they’re aimed firmly at each other.
With Sunday’s matchup in mind, here are five Lions’ players that I believe could wreak havoc on the Seahawks in Week Eight.
Michael Roberts, Tight End
Coming off his best game as a professional, second-year tight end Michael Roberts could be a Seahawk-killer on Sunday. Posting three catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins last weekend, the 6-foot-5, 265 pound Roberts showed he can be the red zone threat quarterback Matthew Stafford needs.
Kerryon Johnson, Running Back
Alright, this one is easy. But it doesn’t mean it’s not true. After posting a whopping 158 rushing yards on just 19 carries against the Dolphins last week, rookie running back Kerryon Johnson has established himself is a bonafide superstar. Seattle’s defense allows 120.7 rushing yards per game to opposing offenses, the 24th worst ranking in the NFL. The combo of Johnson and LeGarrette Blount could be in for another big day.
Matthew Stafford, Quarterback
After a slow start to the season, quarterback Matthew Stafford has been on fire the past three games. More importantly, Stafford hasn’t thrown an interception since Week Three (knock on wood). In a game that could be run-heavy, the most important thing for the Lions veteran passer will be to stay clean and simply manage the game.
Damon Harrison, Defensive Tackle
Although the Lions have yet to confirm it, you have to believe Detroit didn’t trade for former New York Giants run-stuffer Damon Harrison this past week without the intention of getting him on the field as soon as possible. Against a Seattle team who has the seventh highest rushing yardage per game average (127.8), the Motor City can use all the help they can get to stop the run. All eyes will be on Snacks in this one.
Romeo Okwara, Defensive End
Last, but not least, there’s defensive end Romeo Okwara. Another former member of the Giants, the addition of Okwara off waivers just before the start of the season is starting to look like an all-time steal. The 23-year old pass rusher has racked up 4.0 sacks in his last three games. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has been sacked 19 times so far this season, tied for sixth most in the NFL. You do the math.