Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EST Dec 17, 2018 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett looks at three Detroit Lions players who helped themselves and three who hurt their stock in Sunday’s 14-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Stock up WR Kenny Golladay The Lions’ offense is depleted enough that teams know most every downfield pass is going Kenny Golladay’s way. Yet Golladay was still able to dominate the Bills. The second-year receiver made a couple grown-man catches, including one when he ripped a would-be interception out of the defender’s hands. Golladay had seven catches for a career-high 146 yards, and continues to establish himself as a future No. 1 receiver. RB Zach Zenner Zenner made his first start of the season in place of LeGarrette Blount and did enough to earn a longer look over the final two weeks. With Kerryon Johnson’s season almost certainly done now that the Lions have been eliminated from playoff contention, it makes sense for the Lions to audition Zenner as a potential backup for 2019. He had 45 yards on 10 carries and is the type of back who always seems to get whatever yards are there…. Read full this story
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