Last week, the Detroit Lions got in a high-stakes shootout against the Minnesota Vikings. Marvin Jones Jr. had himself a day, pulling in four touchdowns for the second time in his career. There was plenty of offense to go around, and just about everyone had their share of plays against the Vikings, albeit in a losing effort.
That was against a really solid defense in the Vikings. This week, the Lions return to home against the New York Giants, who currently rank 27th in points per game allowed. That means another Lions player or two could be in for a really big game this week.
So today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Lions player do you think will have a big game against the Giants?
My answer: While the answer doesn’t have to be an offensive player, given the way this team is currently trending, I’m certainly going in that direction.
As I mentioned in my “Five key Lions players” article earlier this week, the Giants struggle with slot receivers. Their nickel corner, Grant Haley, is an undrafted prospect in just his second year. Already, Julian Edelman and Adam Thielen have exploited this weakness and had huge games against the Giants.
Now it’s Danny Amendola’s turn. Amendola is on pace for his best year since 2013. He’s averaging 50.4 yards per game—the third highest mark of his career—and that’s including a couple games in which he received only one target.
Amendola has proven he can be a game changer in this Detroit offense, as he already has two 100-yard games on the season, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to notch a third.