Since late in his 2021 rookie season, Amon-Ra St. Brown has been one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL. In a seven-game stretch earlier this season, he topped 100 yards six times and he's on pace for career-highs across the board.
A sure sign it was not the Lions' day last Sunday against the Chicago Bears was the day St. Brown. He and an uncharacteristic drop, and there were two other catchable balls he couldn't quite corral with the team in catch-up mode late. He finished with three catches for 21 yards, on nine targets.
Last week followed St. Brown having just two catches for 49 yards (zero in the second half) in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints, though one of those went for a touchdown. This has been his worst two-game stretch in terms of catches and yards since early last season, when he was limited by an ankle injury then played just 10 snaps due to a hit to the head.
Bad days happen, and better days will come. St. Brown is also garnering plenty of attention from opposing secondaries.
Jared Goff confident connection with Amon-Ra St. Brown will get going again quickly
On Tuesday, quarterback Jared Goff talked about St. Brown.
"It's what good players get," Goff said. "Good players get doubles often and he's gotten that at times this year and sometimes he's able to beat the double and it doesn't really matter, but yeah trying to get him the ball in different ways."
"Yeah, you'd love to get him going," Goff said. "I think he's doing a great job. He's been very accountable of things that he feels like he can do better and then for me as well, I'm very much just talking to him about ways that I want to try to do better for him and get him the ball in certain ways a little bit better than we have in the last couple weeks.
"But he's one of the best guys I've ever been around and have no doubts that he's going to be just fine, and we'll finish this season off pretty well."
A lot is being made of Goff's recent struggles, even if he'd like to set it aside. Getting back on track with St. Brown would go a long way to turning things around from here on out this season.