That is nothing new. Johnson goes out early before every game to catch passes from
While the receivers were getting ready to play a game,
The Lions have four games left after Sunday, and Young’s future is unknown. Based on recent events, it doesn’t appear that he has one in Detroit.
Backus back: After missing his first game ever as a Lion against Houston on Thanksgiving Day,
Backus missed the Houston game with a hamstring injury. It was not a surprise that Backus would reclaim his starting job, when healthy.
With the five starters intact, Reiff gets 20-20 snaps in a package that uses six offensive linemen. It has been effective in the run game and pass protection.
The right side: It wasn’t especially noteworthy that Texans lineman J.J. Watt started the Thanksgiving Day by sacking Stafford on the first play. Watt is one of the NFL’s top pass-rushers. He beat
What was more noteworthy was how few sacks Cherilus has allowed this season. Coach Jim Schwartz said it was only the second sack Cherilus has allowed in 11 games, and it might have been the first time Cherilus was beaten cleanly in a man-to-man situation.
“I think he’s had another one in there, but Gosder’s played very consistent this year,” Schwartz said. “Gos has been very, very good for us this year. He’s played the most consistent ball of his NFL career.”
Delmas missed the first four games while recovering from knee surgery, started the next three, and sat out three more before starting on Thanksgiving Day.