Detroit Lions PFF Grades vs. Cowboys: Amon-Ra St. Brown posts outstanding grade for the offense

Detroit Lions PFF Grades vs. Cowboys: Amon-Ra St. Brown posts outstanding grade for the offense. Photo Credit - Junfu Han - USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions PFF Grades vs. Cowboys: Amon-Ra St. Brown posts outstanding grade for the offense

In a crucial Saturday night matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions saw their chance at victory slip away due to a controversial 2-point conversion call by NFL officials. The call, which seemed to initially secure a win for the Lions, was overturned, leading to a narrow 20-19 loss. Despite a challenging game where the Lions' offense struggled to put the ball in the end zone, standout performances were noted, particularly from Amon-Ra St. Brown. Pro Football Focus released their game grades, highlighting St. Brown's exceptional performance that led the Lions' offensive efforts.

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Top 5 Grades (Min 15 snaps)

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown 89.0
  • Taylor Decker 78.2
  • Jared Goff 75.7
  • Sam LaPorta 70.3
  • Jahmyr Gibbs 68.7

Bottom 5 Grades (Min 15 snaps)

  • James Mitchell 33.3
  • Jonah Jackson 43.4
  • Graham Glasgow 45.5
  • Josh Reynolds 55.7
  • Kalif Raymond 61.2

Full Grades

Here are all of the grades from Saturday's loss to the Cowboys:

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TL;DR (too long didn't read)

  1. Controversial Call Decides Game: The Detroit Lions' prospects of winning against the Dallas Cowboys were dramatically altered by a disputed 2-point conversion call by NFL officials. This overturned decision was a pivotal moment, resulting in a close 20-19 defeat for the Lions.
  2. Amon-Ra St. Brown's Standout Performance: Despite the Lions' offense facing challenges in scoring, Amon-Ra St. Brown emerged as a key player. His exceptional performance, leading the team's offensive efforts, was recognized with the highest grade from Pro Football Focus, scoring an impressive 89.0.
  3. Top and Bottom Performers Identified: Alongside St. Brown, Taylor Decker, Jared Goff, Sam LaPorta, and Jahmyr Gibbs were among the top-rated players for the Lions. Conversely, the lower grades went to James Mitchell, Jonah Jackson, Graham Glasgow, Josh Reynolds, and Kalif Raymond, indicating areas where improvements are needed.
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Bottom Line

The Detroit Lions' narrow loss to the Dallas Cowboys was marked by a mix of controversy and commendable individual efforts. Amon-Ra St. Brown’s standout performance was a highlight in an otherwise tough game, showcasing his crucial role in the Lions' offense. While the team faced setbacks, the potential shown by top performers like St. Brown offers optimism for future games, as the Lions look to build on their strengths and address weaknesses identified in the game's ratings.