Lions Game Ball Of The Week: Eric Wright

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Eric Wright #21 of the Detroit Lions intercepts a pass from Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

For the second week in a row, I struggled to pick someone for the Detroit Lions game ball of the week. The reason for this, of course, is that the Lions once again lost on Sunday. Usually in losses nobody stands out as being deserving of the game ball, and that was especially the case for the Falcons game considering how poorly the Lions played in all three phases of the game.

After thinking and thinking about who deserved the game ball for the Falcons game, I ultimately decided on cornerback Eric Wright. He had an interception, a pass defense and four tackles in the game and set up the Lions' first scoring drive with the pick. In general this season, he has been very solid, which went into my decision to give the game ball to him.

Hopefully on Sunday the Lions will beat the Denver Broncos and it will be a situation like the first five weeks where multiple players are deserving of the honor.

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