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Sunday open thread: Who will be the Player of the Game in Lions-Rams?

Who do you think will emerge as the player of the game in Week 13?

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While the Detroit Lions haven’t been great in the past few weeks, they’ve gotten a few individual performances worth praise. Kerryon Johnson was having himself a hell of a day before suffering a knee injury against the Panthers. Damon Harrison had a career-high 1.5 sacks against the Bears last week. Kenny Golladay continues to make highlight-reel catches on a weekly basis.

So while the outlook for Sunday’s game against the 10-1 Los Angeles Rams, there is a pretty good chance we see a good individual performance or two from the Lions on Sunday. Today’s Question of the Day is:

Who will be the Player of the Game in Lions vs. Rams?

My answer: I’m going to give an answer for both teams here.

First, let’s start with the Rams. Jared Goff is in for a big game on Sunday. This should surprise no one, seeing as the Lions pass defense has struggled to defend just about every opposing quarterback this season. Doesn’t matter if it’s a rookie or a 10-year backup with three career starts to their name. Goff is at the top of his game, and this is likely the most favorable matchup he’ll have all year.

For the Lions, shot in the dark: Bruce Ellington. The Lions have been targeting Ellington quite a bit since he joined the team a few weeks ago. Ellington has showed some flashes of being the slot receiver the Lions have been missing since trading away Golden Tate, but something is a bit off between him and Matthew Stafford. After a few weeks of practice together, I expect some chemistry to develop between the two. I’m not predicting anything like a classic Golden Tate performance, but considering Detroit will want the ball out quickly, Ellington stands to benefit the most.

Your turn.

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