Fourth-year pro Sam Martin has been one of, if not the best, punter in the league. Every single major punting category, you will find his name towards the top of the list. He deserves to be in the Pro Bowl conversation.
Kicker Matt Prater is 13 of 16 on the year for field goals and has missed only one extra point. Unfortunately, those three missed FGs have been crucial this year due to the fact that every single Lions game has been decided by one score.
As much hate as Andre Roberts seems to endure from the fan base on a weekly basis, he does lead the league in kickoff return yards. That may actually be a testament to just how much confidence opposing teams have in stopping Roberts short as he also has the most attempts of any player in the NFL.
- FIRST-QUARTER GRADE: B+
- MID-SEASON GRADE: B+
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 4, 2016