Sunday, October 05, 2014

Thoughts halftime Bills, Lions

There are common threats top teams have, regardless the level of football. It is they not only force turnovers, but score defensively. The Lions have done that this year. It's been one of their great strengths.
- Veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis has gotten much notoriety lately, and it's deserved. He had a huge play today, squatting on a route by rookie first-round NFL Draft pick Sammy Watkins, intercepting Kyle Orton's pass and taking it to the house for a pick 6. But it isn't only the one big play that has given Mathis such value. He is very good in man-to-coverage shadowing receivers. He may be older (34) than the typical NFL corner, but he is a very good player. Actually, he has been better this year than last.
- That interception was all on Matthew Stafford. Reggie Bush was open. It was a short pass. Stafford threw it behind hin. No reason or excuse for that one. It took the wind out of the sails of the Lions' offense. They were starting to roll before that play, they were sluggish the rest of the half after it.
- DeAndre Levy had six tackles in the first half. The guy is a machine. Always around the ball. Ndamukong Suh has been more active this week. That was his best half of the season. The two of them always seem to be around the ball.


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