Thanks to his fantastic game against the Philadelphia Eagles in week 5, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Our own Jeremy Reisman broke down the tape on how the Lions’ top cornerback shut down the last three drives by Philadelphia with a huge pass breakup on third down, a forced fumble and the first interception of Carson Wentz’s career.
Slay became 1st @NFL player to force a fumble resulting in a takeaway & an INT in last 3:00 of 4th qtr since @Colts CB Eugene Daniel 12/5/93 pic.twitter.com/kChvgLHH3Q— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 12, 2016
1st Lions CB to win a Defensive Player of the Week Award since 2000 (Bryant Westbrook) via @RLiuNFL https://t.co/GfKzM0W8Jw— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 12, 2016
Slay was the easy choice in NFL Now’s poll for best cornerback of week 5 and is in the mix for NFL.com’s “Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of Week 5.” Pride of Detroit’s readers overwhelmingly voted for Slay as the best contract extension so far of 2016 and the obivous game ball on Sunday. In spite of the Eagles largely avoiding Slay, he still managed to get in the big plays that has earned him his moniker in Detroit.
Remember: Darius Slay is the best.