The Detroit Lions struggled much of the day Sunday against the Chicago Bears due to a sloppy, turnover filled effort. But they rallied for a 31-26 win.
The comeback was started with a touchdown by Jameson Williams. He got loose for a 32-yard touchdown that drew the Lions to within five points. A drive later, the comeback was completed.
Williams' play was significant because it gave the Lions life on a day where nothing came easy for the offense. Afterward, Dan Campbell discussed Williams' development, and said he keeps turning the corner to improve tangibly.
"He's part of the herd. He's been accepted. The way he works and the way he goes and blocks, he's starting to run some pretty good routes and he's making some catches. There's a lot of guys that are beginning to trust him and that's been earned. No different than everybody else had to earn it, whoever you are. He's putting in the work. It's good to see. It was a huge moment, a huge play. He just keeps getting better and better and better."
Williams has made a pair of clutch plays to help rescue Detroit this season. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, he made a 45-yard touchdown catch to help the Lions stay in command on the road.
Considering the stakes, this latest catch may prove to be the biggest in Williams' young career.
Jameson Williams describes touchdown catch against Chicago Bears
On the field, Williams could feel the play coming and momentum shifting in the game. As he explained, prior to the catch he was getting hyped up by Amon-Ra St. Brown to make something happen.
"I ain't even going to lie to y'all. Before the play, (Amon-Ra) St. Brown told me 'go get it, it's coming.' I already knew. We just needed something to get us in the lead. I mean, get us back in the game and it just took us there."
He has been much-maligned early in his career, but Williams has found ways to deliver in a couple big spots for the Lions. That's the mark of a player who might be turning the corner.