Trey Flowers and Jamie Collins Earn PFF Team of the Week Honors
This past offseason, general manager Bob Quinn called upon the experience of players he felt would quickly adapt to the culture being established by head coach Matt Patricia.
Flowers' overall PFF grade of 92.0 was his highest single-game grade since Week 8 of 2019 when he earned a PFF grade of 90.2 against the New York Giants.
Detroit's coaching staff has asked a lot from Flowers during his tenure in Detroit.
Against Jacksonville, Flowers played in coverage, he set the edge, and he was even used as an outside linebacker.
Playing at his normal defensive end position, Flowers forced his way into the Jaguars backfield and generated a sack-fumble in the second-quarter.
Collins has had an inconsistent start to his tenure in Detroit.
Recall, he was ejected in his first game with Detroit against the Bears for making contact with an official.
After struggling for a couple of weeks, Collins rebounded nicely against the Jaguars.
He secured seven tackles, one quarterback hit and one pass defended.
Detroit's defense must continue to build upon the solid play of those expected to be the leaders and consistent performers if they are to turn their season around and get into the playoff hunt.
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