"Music City Miracle" 2.0, a kickoff return, a failed fourth down attempt in overtime, and much more came from this game. Aside from being what could go down as one of the wildest games all season long, the game had a lot of interesting fantasy situations unravel.
Welcome to the NFL Mikel Leshoure. After serving his two game suspension, the Lions' came out and said how excited they were to get him out there and get him the ball.
We knew they were excited, but not this excited. Leshoure finished the game with 30 touches for 134 total yards (100 rushing) and one touchdown.
Kevin Smith who has been the Lions' starter the first two weeks finished with ZERO touches in the game. Wow.
Matthew Stafford came up limp towards the end of regulation and has been diagnosed with a small hamstring injury and expectations are he will be okay, although there has been no official word from the Lions.
Stafford finished 33 of 42 for 278 yards and only one touchdown before Shaun Hill came in to replace him.
Calvin Johnson was huge once again, bringing in 10 catches for 164 yards and a touchdown. If Stafford does miss time, Johnson won't be affected as Shaun Hill loves to look his way on every play.
Nate Burleson was targeted 12 times, tied with both Johnson and Pettigrew, and was able to bring in 10 balls for 69 yards and a touchdown. A very good day in a PPR league but don't expect this continue.
Titus Young Sr., as his jersey says, had a good day as well finishing with 6/75/1. But much like Burleson, you shouldn't expect this to continue.
Brandon Pettigrew drew 12 targets and has been a target machine thus far into the season. Pettigrew finished the game with 8/61/0; continue to be patient, Pettigrew is going to pay off in the long run.
Chris Johnson is still awful but was able to bring his yards per carry average up from 1.10 to 1.26 after having his best rushing game of the season.
Johnson finished the game with 14/24/0. He is safe to bench unless you HAVE to play him. It is wiser to bench him and wait than play him and fall behind.
Jake Locker had a game that will definitely help boost his confidence going forward as well as the team's confidence in him. He threw for just under 400 yards, finishing with an impressive 378/2/0 stat line.
Kenny Britt rolled his ankle late in the contest but according to Coach Munchak his ankle is "improving rapidly." Britt finished with six receptions for 55 yards on 11 targets. That target number is promising and shows that Locker is not afraid to throw the ball his direction.
Nate Washington had a big game that can be very misleading. He was only targeted three times and caught all three for 112 yards, with one of them being 71 yards after a spectacular catch.
Kendall Wright on the other hand was targeted just as much as Britt, who had 11 targets. Wright finished with 7/41/0.
Jared Cook hauled in a 61-yard touchdown and finished with 4/77/1. Cook also left with an injury (shoulder) shortly after the touchdown, but is expected to be fine.
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