Detroit Lions Week 4 Player of the Game: Who gets the game ball vs. Cowboys? The Detroit Lions dropped their third game in four weeks on Sunday Color Rush Devon Kennard Jersey , and the season is not-so-slowly slipping away from them. Still, there were a handful of performances against the Dallas Cowboys that are worthy of individual praise. That’s why we have our weekly Game Ball polls. Each week, we provide five candidates for the Player of the Game award. Your vote decides on the winner, while second and third place also get “points.” By the end of the year, it’s a nice look at which players were most impactful (in a positive manner) by the season’s end. Here are the standings through the first three games.[Reminder: 1st place in voting gets 3 points, 2nd place gets 2, 3rd place gets 1]Game Ball standings through Week 3:Kenny Golladay - 6Devon Kennard - 3Kerryon Johnson - 3Frank Ragnow - 2Quandre Diggs - 2Da’Shawn Hand - 1Darius Slay - 1 Onto this week’s candidates:Golden TateStats: 8 catches, 132 yards, 2 TDsThe Lions may not have been in this game if it weren’t for Golden Tate and his outstanding ability to tack on yards after the catch. His first touchdown was a thing of beauty:His second score put the Lions ahead with just over two minutes left in the game. The man is playing like he really wants to get paid next offseason, and it’s hard to argue against his fantastic production thus far. He’s currently ninth in receiving yards and sixth among wide receivers in YAC. Darius SlayStats: 3 tackles, 3 passes defendedEarly in the game, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott challenged Darius Slay, and it didn’t go all that well for Prescott. Slay had three passes defended on one drive, and was single-handedly responsible for holding Dallas to at least two field goals early in the game. By the game’s end http://www.authenticsdetroitlions.com/cheap-ricky-wagner-jersey , Prescott pretty much gave up targeting Slay. Matthew StaffordStats: 24-for-30, 307 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 131.5 passer ratingThere’s no doubt this was Stafford’s best game in 2018, as he returned to form. He even notched yet another fourth-quarter comeback drive thanks to some expertly thrown balls. Stafford posted the fifth-highest passer rating of the week and completed 80 percent of his passes—fifth best in his entire career. His 10.2 yards per attempt was also the fifth-best of his career.In other words, this was statistically one of the best games of his entire career, and he probably should have had an even better day had he not missed on some early throws. Kerryon JohnsonStats: 9 carries, 55 yards, 1 TD; 1 catch, 1 yardsIt was a subdued day for Johnson, as he only received 10 touches on 20 snaps. But when he touched the ball, he made the most of it. His 6.1 yards per carry pushed his season average to 5.7 YPC, good for sixth in the league—right behind Ezekiel Elliott (5.8). He also picked up his very first NFL touchdown on an impressive run: Johnson struggled in the middle of the game Color Rush Michael Roberts Jersey , but so did every other back. It was still a fairly impressive performance from the rookie, especially his opening 32-yard run, and he continues to make a case for more carries. Kenny GolladayStats: 4 catches, 74 yardsIt wasn’t a dominant performance from Golladay, but whenever the Lions needed a first down, Golladay seemed to be the guy who could pick it up for them. Each one of Golladay’s four catches earned a first down, and two were third down conversions—including a huge third-and-11, 15-yard catch. And this was just nutty: Time to vote below:Detroit Lions PFF grade recap: Frank Ragnow makes PFF Week 3 team The Detroit Lions put on a shocking performance in Week 3, and there was no shortage of players that earned high praise against the New England Patriots. Pro Football Focus was nice enough to give us Detroit’s top performers on offense and on defense per their grading system. Let’s break it down:OffenseLook.At.That.Offensive line.Frank Ragnow, Graham Glasgow and Taylor Decker had themselves a day against the New England Patriots, and we finally, FINALLY, got a look at what this offense could look like with a competent front five. Ragnow’s day was particularly impressive considering his struggles through the first two games of his career. His play was so good that he made PFF’s “Week 3 Team of the Week.” “He didn’t allow a single sack, hit or hurry Youth Kenny Golladay Jersey , giving him a 100.0 pass-blocking efficiency rating, and was impressive in the run game too,” PFF’s Gordon McGuinness wrote. As expected, Kerryon Johnson was also a top performer after a fantastic showing on Sunday night, and Matthew Stafford rounded out the top five with an oddly low rating considering how much better he looked compared to other weeks.DefenseA lot of you rightfully called me out for my D grade I gave the Lions’ defensive line performance against the Patriots. The Lions’ pass rush was pretty bad on Sunday, but Detroit’s line came up big in run stops, especially during key third-and-short plays. For the second-straight week, A’Shawn Robinson cracked the Lions’ top-five defensive PFF grades after being a healthy scratch in Week 1. But perhaps the biggest untold story here is that of defensive end Romeo Okwara. The Lions added Okwara just a few days before their season opener against the Jets. Fans were mad that the Lions not only added Okwara—a man with four career starts and 1.0 sacks—but that they let Anthony Zettel go. On a day in which Detroit again surprised (and angered) many by benching Kerry Hyder, Okwara played a jaw-dropping 83 percent of defensive snaps against the Patriots and came out as one of the best defensive players on the team, by PFF’s grades. That’s insanely impressive from a guy that has been with the team for just over two weeks.