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Thursday open thread: Who has been the Lions’ MVP thus far?

As a team, the Lions haven’t been successful. But there have been noteworthy individuals.

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The Detroit Lions have finished their first quarter of the season, and they are not anywhere close to where they want to be. At 1-3, they’ve now finished the first quarter of the season with a losing record in three of the past five seasons.

Although the team has failed as a unit, there have been individual performances of note. The Lions have a receiver ranked second in the league in yardage, a defensive end ranked second in sacks, and a quarterback who has put up two dynamic performances in four weeks.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Who has been the Lions’ MVP over the first four weeks?

My answer: Marvin Jones. Jones’ play has single-handedly kept the Lions in several games this year, including their wild comeback against the Packers that fell just short. Matthew Stafford deserves a lot of credit, too, but only Marvin has been reliable throughout all four games this year. Jones has over 70 yards in each game this year, and is averaging a whopping 21.0 yards per catch. Never did I think we’d forget about Calvin Johnson so soon, but Jones has made that transition away from Megatron easy.

Your turn.

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